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The Impact Of Hugo Chavez In Venezuela
We use the synthetic control method to perform a case study of the impact of Hugo Chavez on the Venezuelan economy. We compare outcomes under Chavez’s leadership and polices against a counterfactual of “business as usual” in similar countries. We find that, relative to our control, per capita income fell dramatically. While poverty, health, and inequality outcomes all improved during the Chavez administration, these outcomes also improved in each of the corresponding control cases and thus we cannot attribute the improvements to Chavismo. We conclude that the overall economic consequences of the Chavez administration were bleak.
venezuela  chavez  kimball 
march 2016 by HispanicPundit
Ghost of Chavez Can't Stop Hyperinflation - Bloomberg
On Chavez's long lasting destruction to the Venezuelan economy.
chavez  venezuela  inflation 
november 2013 by HispanicPundit
Latins Rally to Restore Human Rights Panel — The American Magazine
Left-wing leaders – principally Chávez and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa – spent much of the last decade waging a bitter feud with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) because it dared to criticize brazen and systematic rights abuses in countries governed by authoritarian populists.
venezuela  latinamerica  TheAmerican  sidebar  human-rights  chavez 
march 2013 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Harrry Truman on Illegal Immigration
"After the Korean War emergency, a series of good government reforms following the principles outlined by Truman reduced the number of Mexican nationals in America doing farm labor -- such as Eisenhower deporting a huge number and the end of the bracero program in 1964 under LBJ following Edward R. Murrow's "Harvest of Shame" documentary. This reduced supply of labor allowed the fiercely anti-immigration labor union leader Cesar Chavez (see my 2006 article "Cesar Chavez, Minuteman") to win higher wages for farmworkers beginning in 1965, gains that were washed away by the flood of illegal aliens from the early 1980s onward."
immigration  history  chavez  unions  sailer  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
Ascendant Chile Joins OECD: A Triumph of Liberty « The Enterprise Blog
"owever, given these obvious limitations, it is nevertheless hard not to argue that when Pinochet effectively handed over the economy to the Chicago boys, the seeds of Chile’s economic revival were sown. Chile’s resulting positive economic trajectory over the past several decades is a big part of why the OECD has admitted the nation. How ironic that while the OECD was busy admitting Chile to its ranks, Hugo Chavez devalued Venezuela’s currency by half."
chile  chavez  latinamerica  chicanoism  aei  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Cost of Opposing Hugo Chávez - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com
"Using data from household surveys, the authors determine that opposition voters experienced a 5 percent drop in earnings and a 1.5 percent drop in employment rates after their names were released. The authors also conclude that the retaliatory measures may have cost Venezuela up to 3 percent of G.D.P. due to misallocation of workers across jobs."
chavez  latinamerica  venezuela  socialism  freakonomics  sidebar 
may 2009 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (March 07, 2008) - Does Hugo Chavez help the poor?
"It's safe to say that Chavez has done absolutely nothing to produce the tripling in oil prices that are boosting his economy and reducing poverty; in fact, oil production has fallen dramatically on his watch, thanks to mismanagement of PDVSA, the state o
oil  venezuela  latinamerica  Socialism  chavez  McArdle  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Venezuela Plays the Oil Card, Arnold Kling: Library of Economics and Liberty
More symbolic than anything...ends up hurting Venezuela and does nothing to the US.
venezuela  chavez  oil  Kling  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (February 13, 2008) - Stupid move
"It's probably good political theater at home--but for the first time, Venezuelans are going to have to pay actual cash money for Chavez's anti-US theatrics. It will be interesting to see what their demand curve looks like, now that his tactics have an ex
latinamerica  venezuela  chavez  oil  McArdle  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Foreign Policy: Why Chávez Wins
"But his appeal among Venezuela’s poor is based on a lie. A new analysis of his government’s own statistics finds that his policies don’t actually help them."
chavez  venezuela  latinamerica  chicanoism  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit

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