Economic Policy for Competitiveness - Reflections for the Case of Central America (Spanish)
|190||Economic Policy for Competitiveness - Reflections for the Case of Central America (Spanish)|
|Gutiérrez, Francisco de Paula;||
In the 90s, Central American countries underwent economic growth processes within a framework of relative price stability. The region has continued its economic opening process as shown by the increase of intrarregional commerce and the use of foreign investment as the source of financial resources. However, there is still a long way to go for Central America to provide its population with adequate economic, social, and environmental welfare levels. For this reason it is key to develop a comprehensive, coherent policy, that facilitates the effective use of production resources and help create the conditions for competitive advantage in the region. This paper intends to provide a sweeping view of these topics and point at the relevant elements that, in the author's opinion, are required to create an environment favoring competitiveness in Central America .