Business, goverment and industrial policy in the origins of the Argentine automotive industry, 1943-1958

Authors

  • Claudio Bellini CONICET / Universidad de Buenos Aires

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v15i31.19663

Keywords:

Industria automotriz, Argentina, Política industrial, Peronismo

Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyze the state’s role in the establishment of the argentine automobile industry. Even thought this industry reach an appreciable development since 1959, during the previous decade the national state promote it through the creation of the first national mass production car company, the support of national business and the formation of a company in association with Henry Kaiser. This paper argues that even though the argentine government’s interventionism was stronger than in Brazil, Mexico or Colombia, the industrial policy did not tackle some important problems. However, the peronist policy shows more rational than the industrial policy implemented since 1959.

Published

2017-07-25

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Section

Articles