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Industrial policies in Colombia


  • Marcela Meléndez Arjona


  • Guillermo Perry



"Latin American and Caribbean countries underperformance relative to other developing countries in terms of productivity growth has reflected on moderate average economic growth of the region over the last 15 years. Colombia is no exception".

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  • Marcela Meléndez Arjona & Guillermo Perry, 2009. "Industrial policies in Colombia," WORKING PAPERS SERIES. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 009138, FEDESARROLLO.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000123:009138

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    1. Marcela Eslava & Marcela Meléndez & Guillermo Perry, 2013. "Public-Private Collaboration for Productive Development Policies in Colombia," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 011889, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.

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    Política industrial; Productividad; Crecimiento económico; Colombia;

    JEL classification:

    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General


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