Raúl Prebisch and the 21st Century Challenges

As one of the first formally trained economists in Latin America and Caribbean, Raúl Prebisch was a pioneer in the discipline of economic development theory and its policy implications for the region. New biographies of his life have stimulated renewed interest in his work and contribution. For this reason, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) has proposed to gather together his writings and other documents in digital format on an interactive multimedia platform. It is expected that making his work easily available to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and other interested parties will stimulate an exchange of ideas and an updated analysis of Prebisch's ideas in light of the current global context, as well as enhanced networking on the subject.

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Start Date

Monday, June 27, 2011

End Date

Friday, December 27, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Burone, Federico

Total funding

CA$ 245,200


Argentina, South America, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, North and Central America

Project Leader

Romain Zivy


Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

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