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Puerto Rico: An Evaluation of a Successful Development Program


  • Werner Baer


I. Nature of the Puerto Rican development program, 645. — II. Changes in the structure of the Puerto Rican economy, 652. — III. The possibilities of self-sustaining growth, 660. — IV. Growth and the standard of living, 662. — V. Features unique to the Puerto Rican development, 664. — VI. Conclusion, 669.

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  • Werner Baer, 1959. "Puerto Rico: An Evaluation of a Successful Development Program," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 73(4), pages 645-671.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:73:y:1959:i:4:p:645-671.

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    1. Benjamin Bridgman & Michael Maio & James A. Schmitz, 2012. "What ever happened to the Puerto Rican sugar manufacturing industry?," Staff Report 477, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
    2. Marein, Brian, 2020. "Economic development in Puerto Rico after US annexation: Anthropometric evidence," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 38(C).

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