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Can Latin America Compete?: Confronting the Challenges of Globalization

edited by Jerry Haar and John Price
Format
Book
Published
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
1403975434 (alk. paper)
Related Resources
Table of contents only Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Contents
  • Introduction : can Latin America compete? / John Price and Jerry Haar
  • The macroeconomic environment of competitiveness / Claudio M. Loser
  • Coveting human capital : is Latin American education competitive? / Jeffrey M. Puryear and Tamara Ortega Goodspeed
  • Competitive capital markets : Brazil's capital markets finally maturing / John H. Welch
  • Consumer and small business credit : building blocks of the middle class / Jan Smith, Tricia Juhn, and Christopher Humphrey
  • Closing the technology gap / Peter T. Knight and Rosane A. Marques
  • Fostering innovation : technological innovation in urban clusters / Scott Tiffin and Isabel Bortagaray
  • Not all infrastructure is created equally : learning from the best practices and stunning failures of Latin American water infrastructure / Lee M. Tablewski
  • Logistics : the software that drives an economy / John Price
  • Legal reform : some emerging paradoxes of Latin America's legal and judicial reform movement / Linn Hammergren
  • Property, the rule of law, and development in the Americas / Peter F. Schaefer and P. Clayton Schaefer
  • Tax reform : tax policy, reform, and competitiveness in Latin America / Mauricio Carrizosa
  • Labor reform : undercompetitive economies and unprotected workforce / Christopher Sabatini
  • Regulatory reform : increasing competitiveness through regulatory and investment climate improvements in Latin America; the case of Mexico / Luis Guasch and Benjamin Herzberg
  • Public safety : the cost of living dangerously / John Price
  • Conclusion : lessons learned and looking forward / Jerry Haar and John Price.
Description
xxiv, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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