Institutional and policy convergence with growth divergence in Latin America
In the last decades Latin American countries, and very much related to the implementation of macroeconomic reforms, have seen a convergence in economic policy making, design, tool kits and objectives. This convergence has been rather generalized in the region with few exceptions. The paper explores the reasons why this convergence has not been reflected in a similar way on their economic performances. It pays special attention to the role played by institutional factors and by government policies in explaining the diversity in growth performance.
This document has been prepared within the activities of the Work Programme prepared for the International Conference "Industrial Policies in the 21st Century" celebrating BNDES 60th Anniversary.