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Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America$

Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, and Mariana Viollaz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198801085

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198801085.001.0001

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(p.vii) Acknowledgements

(p.vii) Acknowledgements

Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Guillermo Cruces

Gary S. Fields

David Jaume

Mariana Viollaz

Oxford University Press

We would like to express our gratitude to UNU-WIDER for its generous support, and especially to its director, Finn Tarp, who encouraged us during the three years we worked on this book. We are also grateful to CEDLAS and its director, Leonardo Gasparini, for allowing us access to the SEDLAC database to construct most of the calculations presented in this book.

Many persons provided helpful comments throughout the process of writing this book. They include Leonardo Gasparini for comments on a first draft of this book, and the following colleagues for comments on country-specific chapters: Tim Gindling (Costa Rica), Robert Duval-Hernández (Mexico), José Rodríguez (Peru), and Verónica Amarante (Uruguay). We would also like to thank anonymous reviewers from Oxford University Press and UNU-WIDER whose comments helped us improve our work. Participants at the UNU-WIDER 30th Anniversary Conference ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’, held in Helsinki in September 2015, and the 2015 LACEA Meeting also provided useful suggestions and comments on previous versions of our manuscript.

A group of excellent research assistants contributed to the bibliographical review. They are Ivana Benzaquén, Jessica Bracco, Cynthia Marchioni, and Germán Reyes.

Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, and Mariana Viollaz (p.viii)