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The Political Economy of the Chilean Transition to Democracy

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  • Claudio Sapelli

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Chile’s economic performance since the mid 1990s has been outstanding. Several reasons account for this success. The strong initial position of the economy was a crucial asset. Broad consensus on economic matters helped a lot. This paper argues that the i

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  • Claudio Sapelli, 2000. "The Political Economy of the Chilean Transition to Democracy," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 37(112), pages 537-556.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:37:y:2000:i:112:p:537-556
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    1. Claudio Sapelli, 2003. "The Political Economics of Import Substitution Industrialization," Documentos de Trabajo 257, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..

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    Keywords

    Political economics; credibility; time inconsistency; institutions;

    JEL classification:

    • H0 - Public Economics - - General
    • P0 - Economic Systems - - General
    • O5 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies

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