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The first book-length biography of the Argentinian economist who transformed our thinking about first and third world relations.
Edgar J. Dosman, senior research fellow, Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, has written extensively on Latin America, and was the founding director of FOCAL (Canadian Foundation for the Americas).
"Raul Prebisch was a remarkable man with a remarkable career. Edgar Dosman's Life effectively covers his lifelong efforts to increase people's welfare in Latin America and low-income countries in general...He is particularly good in showing how Prebisch e "Dosman has given us an important book that not only immortalizes a great man, but also starkly illuminates the repetitive patterns of inter-American relations." Foreign Affairs "In rescuing Prebisch for a new generation, and above all in allowing the reader to separate the man from the myth, Dosman has performed a valuable service for all those interested in economic thinking in Latin America and in the field of international development in general." The Economist