Alan Knight born 6 November   is a professor and researcher of Latin American history and former professor at Oxford University in England. His work has been recognized with several awards, including the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government. Knight did his undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral work all at Oxford University, describing his college experience as lacking women and being in a fortress-like environment, regularly conversing in Latin. Before his return to his alma mater, Knight taught at the University of Essex from to and then at the University of Texas at Austin , where he held the C. Smith Chair.
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This paper analyses the impact, character and consequences of the Great Depression of the s in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Mexico.
Offering comparisons with other region and other global depressions, it concludes that the Latin American experience of the s was — compared, say, to Europe in that decade, or even Latin America in the s — positive and creative, the source of symbols and policies that would endure for decades. Gareth Bryant is a political economist at the University of Sydney. He works as a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Economy and as economist-in-residence with the Sydney Policy Lab.
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Alan Knight (historian)
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