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Raul Prebisch

Raul Prebisch was an Argentine economist known for his contribution to structuralist economics, in particular the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis that formed the basis of economic dependency theory. He is sometimes considered to be a neo-Marxist though this label is misleading.

Early years

He was born in Tucuman, Argentina, to German settlers and studied at the University of Buenos Aires, where he later taught. As a young man his writing was marked by a complete adherence to the free-trade orthodoxy adhered to by the Argentinean stockbreeding aristocracy at the Sociedad Rural where he was employed, but in the 1930s he ...

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