Concentración de la riqueza en América Latina en el siglo XXI

Translated title of the contribution: Concentration of wealth in Latin America in the 21st century

Germán Alarco Tosoni, César Castillo García

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The article illustrates the degree of wealth in various Latin American economies and the process of wealth concentration towards billionaires (super-rich) and the highest economic strata to the detriment of the affluent, the upper-middle classes, and the middle classes -with the exception of Chile,Peru, and several other economies. Although Latin America has a high concentration of wealth, its Gini coefficient is lower than that of other regions ofthe world. A clear upward trend in the concentration of wealth in the region and the world can be seen throughout the period analyzed.
Translated title of the contributionConcentration of wealth in Latin America in the 21st century
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)111-136
JournalProblemas del Desarrollo
Issue number203
StatePublished - 30 Sep 2020


  • Billionaires
  • Concentration
  • Distribution of wealth
  • Gini coefficient
  • Inequality
  • Productive wealth


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