Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia
AbstractIn Latin America, inadequate transportation infrastructure has been identified as an increasingly important impediment to the region's further integration in global trade and a significant factor preventing countries from properly taking advantage of the multitude of regional, plurilateral, and bilateral trade agreements signed in the past decade and a half. This paper examines transport and communications infrastructure initiatives in Latin American and Asian regional trade arrangements and finds several lessons Asia can teach Latin America.
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Date of creation: Apr 2012
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trade; infrastructure; regional trade agreements (RTAs); transport costs; transport infrastructure; cooperation; East Asia; Latin America;
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- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
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- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2012-04-17 (International Trade)
- NEP-LAM-2012-04-17 (Central & South America)
- NEP-SEA-2012-04-17 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRE-2012-04-17 (Transport Economics)
- NEP-URE-2012-04-17 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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