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Productive Development Policies in Argentina

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  • Ines Butler
  • Ricardo Rozemberg
  • Gabriel Sanchez

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In contrast to the limited impact of aggregate-level productive development policies (PDPs) in Argentina, micro-level PDPs in several sectors have proven highly successful. This study seeks to understand how these PDPs succeeded in a challenging environment, what kinds of mechanisms were generated to ensure adaptation and learning, and how these PDPs evolved. Of importance is not only policy design and implementation, but also the policymaking. Following a historical overview of PDP in Argentina, the paper presents three case studies: i) the Argentine Technology Fund (FONTAR), a horizontal PDP; ii) the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), a vertical PDP; and iii) the application of both horizontal and vertical PDPs to the biotechnology sector. Lessons learned and conclusions are presented in a final section.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4700.

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Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4700

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Keywords: Productive Development Policies; Industrial Policy; Policymaking; Argentina;

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  1. Ricardo Rozemberg & Daniela Ramos & Andrés López & Juan Carlos Hallak & Andrea González & Roberto Bisang, 2014. "Public-Private Collaboration on Productive Development Policies in Argentina," IDB Publications 84496, Inter-American Development Bank.

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