Debates Sobre Proteccionismo y Apertura
Creators:González Vega, Claudio
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 2032
This paper collects three essays on trade, protectionism, and economic development, with specific reference to the process of commercial policy reform in Costa Rica. It examines the reasons for the change of development strategy in the 1980s, particularly the shortcomings of the earlier import substitution industrialization efforts. It derives lessons from the Chilean experience with trade liberalization. It discusses the role of trade in economic growth and the shortcomings of export subsidies.