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The Reform of Pension and Health Care Systems in Latin America

Mesa-Lago, who served as director of UCIS' Center for Latin American Studies for 17 years, is arguably the world' s leading scholar in Latin American social security policy. There are the scores of books he's written on the topic, including books from the University of Pittsburgh Press' Latin American Series. There are his numerous research fellowships. But the real proof is more prosaic: Mesa-Lago is sought out by European countries, by Asian countries, by the United States government, by the World Bank, for goodness' sake, just for his opinions and suggestions on pension reform.
Pitt Magazine

This timely volume brings together specialists on the reform of social security systems to analyze the similarities and differences of those health care and pension reforms that have taken place since the early 1990s and suggests possible gains through recent or contemplated revisions to those systems.

456 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

March, 1999

isbn : 9780822985860

about the editors

Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco

Maria Amparo Cruz Saco Oyague is the Lenore Tingle Howard Professor of Economics at Connecticut College. She is the author of several research articles in professional journals and books, most notably La macroeconomia de una economia abierta. She is also a consultant for international multilateral organizations, including the InterAmerican Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Acuerdo de Cartagena, and official agencies such as the government of Paraguay and vice president of development at the Corporacion Financiera de Desarrollo in Peru.

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Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco
Carmelo Mesa-Lago

Carmelo Mesa-Lago is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Carmelo Mesa-Lago