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Flexibilización laboral y competitividad durante el plan de convertibilidad
[Labor flexibility and competitiveness during the Convertibility Plan]


  • Morero, Hernán Alejandro


The nineties in Argentina was marked by an ambitious set of structural reforms known as the Convertibility Plan. Margin, some authors claim that their collapse was due, among other things, lack of competitiveness of Argentina's economy. We believe that this did not go unnoticed by "policymakers" and tempt in this paper analyze the policies that were undertaken to address the shortcomings in competitiveness that the country suffered. The central hypothesis of this paper is that it underlay a narrow concept of competitiveness led flexible policies (deregulation, labor flexibility indiscriminate opening) that ended, at last, completely undermining the country's competitiveness and sustainability bury Plan. On the other hand, we believe that a more realistic view of the phenomenon of competition to understand this failure and be a guide to avoid mistakes committed similes.

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  • Morero, Hernán Alejandro, 2009. "Flexibilización laboral y competitividad durante el plan de convertibilidad
    [Labor flexibility and competitiveness during the Convertibility Plan]
    ," MPRA Paper 26799, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:26799

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    1. Carlos A. Rodríguez, 1995. "Ensayo Sobre el Plan de Convertibilidad," CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. 105, Universidad del CEMA.
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    3. Yoguel, Gabriel, 2000. "Creación de competencias en ambientes locales y redes productivas," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), August.
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    5. Daniel Chudnovsky & Andres Lopez & German Pupato, 2003. "Las Recientes Crisis Sistemicas en Paises Emergentes: Las Peculiaridades del Caso Argentino," Working Papers 63, Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia, revised Oct 2003.
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    Convertibilidad; Argentina; Competitividad; Flexilización Laboral; Labor flexibility; Competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives


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