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Las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Uruguay en el largo plazo


  • Paola Azar

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)

  • Sebastián Fleitas

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)


During 2004 and 2005, the United States became the main importer of Uruguayan goods, which was unusual when compared to the recent past. This gave raise to a public debate about the future of commercial (and non-commercial) relationships with this important trade partner. The aim of this paper is to analyze the path of the commercial relationship between Uruguay and the United States during 1930-2005 in order to identify historical episodes when it acquired more significance. The evidence reported four main episodes in which both countries became closer during the period. Each one was featured by a particular institutional arrangement, based on the interaction of both strategic interests of the United States and the internal circumstances prevailing in Uruguay.

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  • Paola Azar & Sebastián Fleitas, 2010. "Las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Uruguay en el largo plazo," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 10-01, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulr:wpaper:dt-01-10

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    trade; United States of America; Uruguay; institutional arrangements;

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    • N76 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N72 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General

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