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Trade and Competitiveness in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

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This book focuses on the role of exchange rate regimes, market imperfections and trade policy to support the strengthening and diversification of the tradable sector in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Moreover, it analyses the agro-food sector, one of the pillars of the tradable sector in the region, and the role of foreign direct investment and competition policy. Overall it provides an integrated and original policy perspective on the factors underlying international competitiveness.

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Competition Policies and Competitiveness – A View from the Literature and the Case of Argentina

Competition policy contributes to improve economic performance through increased innovation, productivity and investment. In this chapter, different dimensions of competition policy are discussed, such as classical anti-trust regulation as well as competition advocacy initiatives in infrastructure and other industries. Argentina is singled out here as a case study, because the need for an effective competition policy had become particularly pressing during the period of the currency board when a major increase in the relative prices of the nontradable sector occurred. Up to 1999, competition policy in Argentina was limited to resolving private claims of anti-competitive behaviour. Thereafter, competition institutions were reinforced and have been ...

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