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The Emergence of New Successful Export Activities in Latin America: The Case of Chile


CODE: R-552
AUTHOR(s): Agosin, Manuel R. , Bravo-Ortega, Claudio
PUBLISHED: February 2009
LANGUAGE: English
RELATED TOPICS: Microeconomics
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Abstract:

This paper surveys overall export growth in Chile and focuses on three case studies of the emergence of successful export activities in Chile: wine, pork and blueberries. Each case study discusses how companies, associations, and governments at various levels have addressed market failures and facilitated the provision of public goods necessary for each activity. The case studies additionally profile first movers in each activity and describe the positive externalities they provide to imitators, particularly diffusion of export knowledge. Also included are counterfactual cases of a less successful firm or activity (an unsuccessful wine exporter, other types of berries, and commodity pork production rather than custom cuts, respectively) and a discussion of policy implications.

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