Desarrollo y Sociedad
versão impressa ISSN 0120-3584
CABALLERO ARGAEZ, Carlos. Albert Hirschman in Colombia and development planning. Desarro. soc. [online]. 2008, n.62, pp. 165-202. ISSN 0120-3584.
This essay refers to the experience of analysing the economy and designing estrategies of public investment in Colombia during the middle of the twentieth century. The story of the planning efforts undertaken in the country before the Report of the Planning National Council of 1952, in whose preparation Albert Hirschman (who lived in Colombia between 1952 and 1956) participated, and the main elements of the Report, are recounted. In the pages of this essay it is possible to detect the way in which Hirschman built the central ideas of his book The Strategy of Economic Development', published in the United States in 1958. The essay concludes with a comment about the present need of Colombia to apply the conceptual principles elaborated by Hirschman, which constitute his main legacy for the developing countries.
Palavras-chave : public investment; Hirschman; development planning.