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INTRODUCTION

A historiography of Hispanic American economic thought

A project on the History of Latin American Economic Thought may seem daring but it is in reality imperative. Efforts towards integration and economic and social development, in accordance with each region, and the establishment of an economic order formed and moulded in the authentic national Latin American culture, compel us to give a high priority to the study of the history of Latin American economics. Now, from the simplest analysis of the few works on the history of culture in Hispanic American culture, it is evident that while contributions coming from the fields of philosophy, politics, law, and sociology, together with literature, archeology, the arts, music and folklore, occupy a central place in the development of this discipline, contributions from the field of economic thought, if not utterly absent, get just a brief mention.