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Growing Pains: Binding Constraints to Productive Investment in Latin America

Listed editor(s):
  • Manuel R. Agosin
  • Eduardo Fernández-Arias
  • Fidel Jaramillo
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Listed author(s):
  • Eduardo Fernández-Arias
  • Fidel Jaramillo
  • Manuel R. Agosin
  • Gabriel Sánchez
  • Inés Butler
  • Juan S. Blyde
  • Armando Castelar Pinheiro
  • Christian Daude
  • Simón Cueva Armijos
  • Vicente Albornoz
  • Leopoldo Avellán
  • Daniel Artana
  • Sebastián Auguste
  • Mario Cuevas
  • Ricardo Hausmann
  • Bailey Klinger
  • Rodrigo Bolaños Zamora
  • Félix Delgado Quesada
  • Ramiro Moya
  • Sandra Sookram
  • Patrick Watson

Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose removal would yield the greatest benefit in terms of growth. Included are case studies from seven countries in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago.

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This book is provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Books) with number 39438 and published in 2009.
ISBN: 1597820962
Handle: RePEc:idb:idbbks:39438
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  1. Hausmann, Ricardo & Rodrik, Dani, 2003. "Economic development as self-discovery," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(2), pages 603-633, December.
  2. Jaffe, Adam B, 1986. "Technological Opportunity and Spillovers of R&D: Evidence from Firms' Patents, Profits, and Market Value," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 76(5), pages 984-1001, December.
  3. Ricardo Hausmann & Jason Hwang & Dani Rodrik, 2007. "What you export matters," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 1-25, March.
  4. Adam B. Jaffe & Manuel Trajtenberg & Rebecca Henderson, 1993. "Geographic Localization of Knowledge Spillovers as Evidenced by Patent Citations," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 108(3), pages 577-598.
  5. C. A. Hidalgo & B. Klinger & A. -L. Barabasi & R. Hausmann, 2007. "The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations," Papers 0708.2090,
  6. Ricardo Hausmann & Bailey Klinger, 2006. "Structural Transformation and Patterns of Comparative Advantage in the Product Space," CID Working Papers 128, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
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