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  • Long run growth

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(Mis)remembering Chile’s military coup

  • What lessons about long run growth can be learned from Chile? 

  • Using the GDP data given in the the table “You can’t buy prosperity with murder,” identify any periods of recession or economic expansion during Pinochet’s dictatorship

  • Which policies are identified as contributing to economic distress? Explain

  • What was Chile’s average growth rate per year from 1990-2010? What does the author argue explains these numbers?

  • Challenge: Use the rule of 70 (or 72) to determine how quickly the Chilean economy doubled using the growth rate from 1990

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