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Which Industrial Policies are Meaningful for Latin America?

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  • Marcelo de Paiva Abreu

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This paper's main concern is to assess which "industrial policies" would be meaningful for Latin America nowadays. The first section introduces the theme while the second section considers definitions of "industrial policies" and their nature in the past. The third section centers on national growth experiences that may serve as paradigms. Section IV is on economies, which are growth paradigms, and on their policies. Section V is on present multilateral constraints on "industrial policies". Section VI explains the institution building, macroeconomics and industrial policies. Section VII analyses industrial policy alternatives. The paper concludes with section VIII that is on policy recommendations seeking to improve criteria to pick winners where market failures are especially costly.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 9360.

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Date of creation: Jan 2006
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:9360

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Keywords: Integration & Trade; Economic Development & Growth; Business Development; SITI Working Paper N°11; INTAL; Política Industrial; Sector Industrial; industrial policy; industrial policies;

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  1. Helen Shapiro, 2007. "Industrial Policy and Growth," Working Papers 53, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
  2. Manuel Orozco & Rachel Fedewa, 2007. "Leveraging efforts on remittances and financial intermediation," INTAL Working Papers 1448, Inter-American Development Bank, INTAL.

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