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CEPAL Review: 100 Issues Tracking Regional Development

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16 April 2010|Press Release

In its 100th issue, the academic journal examines the region's structural restrictions in the post-crisis scenario and the economics of climate change, among other topics.

(16 April 2010) Three decades after its creation, CEPAL Review publishes its 100th Spanish-language issue with academic articles that aim to contribute to the debate over development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Founded in 1976 under the direction of Raúl Prebisch, the journal has served as a forum for ECLAC's ideas and the efforts of researchers and analysts of Latin American and Caribbean issues, as well as a platform for debate on the approaches, strategies and policies needed to foster development with equality in the region.

CEPAL Review 's 100th issue (in Spanish) includes 10 articles by prominent researchers in the region, among them Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Commission, Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala at the United Nations and former ECLAC Executive Secretary, and Joseph Ramos, Professor of the University of Chile's Faculty of Economy and Business.

In the main article, Bárcena reflects on the role of the State in Latin America and the Caribbean and argues in favor of a new and stronger participation of State policies as a way to advance towards development models with growth, equality and environmental sustainability.

In another article, Joseluis Samaniego and Luis Miguel Galindo, Director y Expert, respectively, of ECLAC's Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, analyze the economic impact of climate change in the region as a way to contribute to the design of better adaptation and mitigation alternatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Author Carlota Pérez, Research Associate of the Center for Financial Analysis and Policy of the Cambridge Judge Business School, suggests a strategy to heighten development in Latin America by taking full advantage of the specific opportunities provided by globalization and the revolution of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

CEPAL Review recently renovated its format, contents and editorial structure. In its most recent issues, it has broadened the range of subjects to better reflect the ongoing socio-economic, institutional, political, environmental, cultural and conceptual transformations of the changing era in the region.


As of April 2009, it has an Editorial Board composed of 24 prominent experts on development-related issues in Latin America and other regions.


CEPAL Review is available online (Spanish edition).

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