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La competitividad de las naciones: Bases teóricas en la política económica del siglo XIX
[Competitiveness of Nations: Theoretical basis in the nineteenth century economic policy]


  • Larrosa, Juan MC


The concept of competitiveness is a term widely discussed when defining a range of policy issues. While this concept derives from a more modern interpretation of the process of economic development, general guidelines for achieving the development of an economy already in theoretical guidelines implemented in the nineteenth century by various countries. This paper reviews some concepts from two clear lines: a universalistic view from British authors and particularized vision coming from German, American and Japanese economists.

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  • Larrosa, Juan MC, 1998. "La competitividad de las naciones: Bases teóricas en la política económica del siglo XIX
    [Competitiveness of Nations: Theoretical basis in the nineteenth century economic policy]
    ," MPRA Paper 37913, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37913

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    competitiveness; economic thought;

    JEL classification:

    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations


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