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Analysis of Competitiveness of Productive Betting Departments, 1995-2006

Economics Research Paper No. 2

68 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2010  

Date Written: September 1, 2009


A strategy to achieve the competitive insertion of a country in the international markets should take into account two fundamental aspects: a) Capacity to generate a transformation in the productive structure of a country and b) Adaptation to changes in the world demand.

The first aspect allows the export sectors to incorporate higher levels of technology and added value, as well as a series of connections of other productive activities which lead to positive effects in terms of employment and income. The second aspect permits that the products and sectors in which a country specialises be in agreement with those showing a growing a participation in the international markets. The aim of this study is to characterise the pertinence of the departmental productive stakes (DPE) within the framework of the internal agenda strategy for the productivity and competitiveness (National Planning Department, 2005).

The outcomes will allow the identification of three aspects: a) the productive stakes follow an exporting structure based on natural resources, b) an enormous gap between the focalization of the stakes and the world demand behaviour, and c) a weak stake towards products classified currently as emerging or strategic.

This is because a quite unselective process of formulation of stakes which limits the possibilities of the productive transformation of the country and keeps an exporting structure focused in stationary sectors in the international market.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Export structure, competitiveness policies, internal agenda, productive stakes, world demand

JEL Classification: F43, L52, L60, O25

Suggested Citation

Bohórquez Avendaño, Lucía del Pilar and Revelo Cadena, Óscar Eduardo, Analysis of Competitiveness of Productive Betting Departments, 1995-2006 (September 1, 2009). Economics Research Paper No. 2. Available at SSRN:

Lucía del Pilar Bohórquez Avendaño (Contact Author)

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Óscar Eduardo Revelo Cadena

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