Trade and Competitiveness in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Not as Easy as A-B-C

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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.


How Market Imperfections and Trade Barriers Shape Specialisation

South America vs. OECD

In this chapter four types of market structure clusters (based on an OECD benchmark) are set out to assess different entry barriers, both endogenous and policy-induced that may affect the ability of enterprises in emerging countries to penetrate international markets. This framework is then applied to compare the trade specialisation of Argentina, Brazil and Chile (A-B-C) with that ...


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