Working Papers

Productive Development Policies in Panama: Self-Discovery and Coordination Failures

AUTHOR(s): Fernandez, Marcos A.
PUBLISHED: January 2011
RELATED TOPICS: Macroeconomics


This document analyzes productive development policies in 5 case studies: i) promotion of export services ii) Promotion of export goods iii) promotion of free zones iv) subsidized credit for popular housing, and v) subsidized credit for agriculture. All cases present the history, justification as a function of the externalities to be resolved, public-private coordination processes and results.

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