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IIRSA Economic Fundamentals

  • Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

This paper revisits IIRSA's economic fundamentals, looking at the motivation behind regional integration, the importance of transport versus policy related trade costs, and the likely impact of the initiative on regional disparities and growth.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 9201.

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Date of creation: Aug 2006
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:9201
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  1. Vito Tanzi, 2005. "Building regional infrastructure in Latin America," INTAL Working Papers 2642, Inter-American Development Bank, INTAL.
  2. Clark, Ximena & Dollar, David & Micco, Alejandro, 2004. "Port efficiency, maritime transport costs, and bilateral trade," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 417-450, December.
  3. Anthony J. Venables, 2005. "Regional Disparities in Regional Blocs: Theory and Policy," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 24658, Inter-American Development Bank.
  4. Dollar, David & Micco, Alejandro & Clark, Ximena, 2002. "Maritime transport costs and port efficiency," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2781, The World Bank.
  5. Kessides, C., 1993. "The Contributions of Infrastructure to Economic Development, A review of Experience and Policy Implications," World Bank - Discussion Papers 213, World Bank.
  6. Winters, L. Alan & Amjadi, Azita, 1999. "Transport Costs and “Natural” Integration in Mercosur," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 14, pages 497-521.
  7. Vito Tanzi, 2005. "Building Regional Infrastructure in Latin America," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 9357, Inter-American Development Bank.
  8. BEHRENS, Kristian, 2004. "International integration and regional inequalities : how important is national infrastructure ?," CORE Discussion Papers 2004066, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  9. Chiquiar, Daniel, 2005. "Why Mexico's regional income convergence broke down," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 77(1), pages 257-275, June.
  10. Gramlich, Edward M, 1994. "Infrastructure Investment: A Review Essay," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 32(3), pages 1176-96, September.
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