PRLS 4505 Models of Economic Development for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

3 hours; 3 credits

Colonial basis for the development of capitalism in Puerto Rico since the twentieth century. Key factors stimulating growth and dependency after 1948. Puerto Rican model of economic development. Transnational migration and diffusion of Puerto Ricans and other Caribbean peoples to New York City and other areas. Integration of the economies of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and the United States. Policy implications for issues such as globalism, energy resources, and the environment.


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