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The Emergence of New Successful Export Activities in Latin America: The Case of Chile

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  • Manuel R. Agosin
  • Claudio Bravo Ortega

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This paper surveys overall export growth in Chile and focuses on three case studies of the emergence of successful export activities in Chile: wine, pork and blueberries. Each case study discusses how companies, associations, and governments at various levels have addressed market failures and facilitated the provision of public goods necessary for each activity. The case studies additionally profile first movers in each activity and describe the positive externalities they provide to imitators, particularly diffusion of export knowledge. Also included are counterfactual cases of a less successful firm or activity (an unsuccessful wine exporter, other types of berries, and commodity pork production rather than custom cuts, respectively) and a discussion of policy implications.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 44838.

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Date of creation: Feb 2009
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:44838

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Keywords: Trade Agreements; Agricultural trade & marketing; Exports; agriculture; Chile;

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  1. Wagner, Rodrigo & Zahler, Andrés, 2011. "New exports from emerging markets: do followers benefit from pioneers ?," MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany 30312, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Roberto Álvarez & Hasan Faruq & Ricardo A. López, 2010. "Is Previous Exporting Experience Relevant for New Exports?," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile, Central Bank of Chile 599, Central Bank of Chile.
  3. Matías Berthelon, 2011. "Chilean Export Performance: the Rol of Intensive and Extensive Margins," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile, Central Bank of Chile 615, Central Bank of Chile.
  4. Melo, Oscar & Engler, Alejandra & Nahuelhual, Laura & Cofre, Gabriela & Barrena, Jose, 2012. "Does Sanitary and Phytosanitary regulation stringency affect developing countries exports? Evidence from Chilean fruit exports," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, International Association of Agricultural Economists 125298, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  5. Manuel Agosin & Nicolas Grau & Christian Larrain, 2010. "Industrial Policy in Chile," Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 4695, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  6. Manuel Agosin, 2007. "Export Diversification And Growth In Emerging Economies," Working Papers, University of Chile, Department of Economics wp233, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
  7. Brieuc Monfort, 2008. "Chile," IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund 08/128, International Monetary Fund.
  8. Dutz, Mark A., 2013. "Resource reallocation and innovation : converting enterprise risks into opportunities," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 6534, The World Bank.

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