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By Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski, John Williamson

ISBN-10: 0881323470

ISBN-13: 9780881323474

ISBN-10: 143569225X

ISBN-13: 9781435692251

This quantity is a successor of varieties to an past research, towards Renewed fiscal progress in Latin the United States (Institute for overseas Economics; 1986), which blazed the path for the market-oriented financial reforms that have been followed in Latin the US within the next years. It back provides the paintings of a bunch of best economists (*) who have been requested to contemplate the character of the industrial coverage schedule that the sector could be pursuing after the higher a part of a decade that used to be punctuated by means of crises, completed disappointingly gradual progress, and observed no development within the region's hugely skewed source of revenue distribution. It diagnoses the first-generation (liberalizing and stabilizing) reforms which are nonetheless missing, the complementary second-generation (institutional) reforms which are essential to give you the institutional infrastructure of a marketplace economic climate with an egalitarian bias, and the hot tasks which are had to crisis-proof the economies of the sector to finish its perpetual sequence of crises. (*) Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Minister of Finance of Peru), Nancy Birdsall (President, middle for worldwide Development), Miguel Szekely (Mexico), Ricardo Lopez Murphy (Argentina), Jaime Saavedra (Peru), Claudio de Moura Castro (Brazil), Liliana Rojas-Suarez (Peru), Andres Velasco (Harvard), and Roberto Bouzas (Argentina).

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In this regard, much can be learned from Japan, a country with one of the lowest crime rates. There is a police presence at the local level, physically visible every few blocks in a Koban, a sort of miniprecinct where the public is invited in and can give the police good information on their particular area, thus building up the trust of citizens in the police. Although the setting is different, elements of this system—a combination of local pressure with “big brother” watchfulness—might work in some Latin American countries.

Com 02--CH. 2--33-48 3/13/03 3:44 PM Page 33 2 Reforming the State PEDRO-PABLO KUCZYNSKI Even though Latin American governments and their activities represent a far smaller percentage of GNP than those in more advanced economies, governments have a large role in the economy. In the past, government decisions have had a significant and sometimes deleterious effect on economic activity, creating instability and unpredictability, especially in the period before and during the external debt crisis of the early and mid1980s.

But in other countries that did less in privatization (Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela), the effects were also less clear-cut. , by Lora and Panizza 2002) that group the effects of all the various reforms together show major gains in productivity and income in Argentina and Peru in the 1990s, as well as in a number of smaller countries (and of course in Chile in the 1980s). As for the distributional effects, on which there has been much political commentary but little analysis, it is clear that the privatizations in Latin America, which focused principally on carefully structured sales of utilities, avoided the excesses and concentration of wealth that came with the sales and privatizations of state-owned industrial and energy firms in Russia and Eastern Europe (Birdsall and Nellis 2002).

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