Book 2008

Can Latin America Compete?

Confronting the Challenges of Globalization

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ISBN: 978-0-230-61214-3 (Print) 978-0-230-61047-7 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

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    Pages 1-25

    Introduction: Can Latin America Compete?

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    Pages 27-43

    The Macroeconomic Environment of Competitiveness

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    Pages 45-62

    Coveting Human Capital: Is Latin American Education Competitive?

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    Pages 63-77

    Competitive Capital Markets: Brazil’s Capital Markets Finally Maturing

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    Pages 79-97

    Consumer and Small Business Credit: Building Blocks of the Middle Class

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    Pages 99-119

    Closing the Technology Gap

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    Pages 121-141

    Fostering Innovation: Technological Innovation in Urban Clusters

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    Pages 143-161

    Not All Infrastructure Is Created Equally: Learning from the Best Practices and Stunning Failures of Latin American Water Infrastructure

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    Pages 163-174

    Logistics: The Software That Drives an Economy

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    Pages 175-196

    Legal Reform: Some Emerging Paradoxes of Latin America’s Legal and Judicial Reform Movement

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    Pages 197-213

    Property, the Rule of Law, and Development in the Americas

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    Pages 215-237

    Tax Reform: Tax Policy, Reform, and Competitiveness in Latin America

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    Pages 239-251

    Labor Reform: Undercompetitive Economies and Unprotected Workforce

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    Pages 253-269

    Regulatory Reform: Increasing Competitiveness through Regulatory and Investment Climate Improvements in Latin America; the Case of Mexico

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    Pages 271-293

    Public Safety: The Cost of Living Dangerously

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    Pages 295-302

    Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 303-309