Allocation of Industry in the Andean Common Market

Allocation of Industry in the Andean Common Market

by J. ter Wengel

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Overview

The objective of this text is to develop and implement a model for allocating the industries of the Sectorial Programs of Industrial Development of the Andean Common Market. In the Andean Common Market, as in most other integration schemes among less developed countries, the main expectations regarding the promotion of economic growth are based on the expectation of increased opportunities for import substituting industrialization. The concern here is with the Andean Common Market in particular because it has been the economic integration scheme that has most explicitly recognized the objective of the less developed countries of taking advantage of the new opportunities for industrial­ ization created by the combination of the individual markets. In the Andean Common Market the importance attached to the expectation of the gains from industrialization was expressed in the formulation of Sectorial Programs of Industrial Development. Other integration schemes among less developed coun­ tries have not addressed the issue of import substituting industrialization in such detailed manner. In the first section of this chapter the importance of the topic of allocating industries in integration schemes among less developed countries is discussed. It is argued that the benefits to be derived from increased trade in the traditional products of the member countries are minimal. Instead, the member countries 1 2 ALLOCATION OF INDUSTRY IN THE ANDEAN COMMON MARKET expect the benefits from economic integration schemes to be derived from the utilization of the opportunities for industrialization created by such schemes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400987326
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/13/2011
Series: Studies in Development and Planning , #11
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Principal Contributions to the Problems of Distribution and Allocation.- 3 The Theoretical Model Designed for the Practical Allocation of Industries.- 4 The Petrochemical Industry and the Andean Common Market.- 5 The Data Framework Required for the Implementation of the Model.- 6 Allocations of Industries Given Numerical Distributional Constraints.- 7 Allocations of Industries Given Given Generalized Distributional Constraints.- 8 Summary and Conclusions.- Appendices.- Notes.

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