The Handbook of Latin American Trade in Manufactures

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Offers a comprehensive analysis of the key issues surrounding the rapid expansion of Latin America's manufacturing sector<-->trade and investment policies, international technology transfers, macroeconomic stabilization and structural adjustment policies, and industry-specific initiatives affecting export competitiveness. Assesses the region in general and four countries in particular, concluding with a statistical appendix. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

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List of abbreviations
List of contributors
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I The Region
2 Regional trade patterns 13
3 Trade controls in manufacturing trade 49
4 Trade policies, macroeconomic adjustment and manufacturing exports 66
5 The export performance of Latin America and East Asia in technology-intensive manufactures 89
Pt. II Argentina
6 Convertibility and Argentine industrial exports: a sustainable change? 101
7 Intra-industry trade and regional integration: the case of the auto industry in Argentina 113
Pt. III Brazil
8 Brazil's manufacturing trade: a new growth cycle? 127
9 Industrial exports of Brazil 143
10 Industrial expansion in a high-inflation economy: the Brazilian experience 158
11 Protectionism and high-technology industries: lessons from the Brazilian microcomputer industry 178
Pt. IV Mexico
12 The response of manufacturing exports to import liberalization in Mexico: Is there a second wave? 193
13 Trade reform, credibility and manufacturing performance in Mexico 208
14 Maquiladoras and foreign direct investment in Mexico 227
Pt. V Chile
15 Trade and industrial development in Chile 247
Statistical appendix 263
References 316
Name index 329
Subject index 333
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