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Argentina's lost decade


Abstract: Argentina suffered a depression in the 1980s that was as severe as the Great Depression experienced in the United States and Germany in the interwar period. Our paper examines this depression from the perspective of growth theory, taking total factor productivity as exogenous. The predictions of the growth model conform rather well with the observations during the ?lost decade? years.

Keywords: Argentina; depression; growth model;

JEL Classification: E32;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Part of Series: Working Papers

Publication Date: 2001-08-01

Number: 0107

Note: Published as: Kydland, Finn E. and Carlos E.J.M. Zarazaga (2002), "Argentina's Lost Decade," Review of Economic Dynamics 5 (1): 152-165.