The Emergence of Successful Export Activities in Uruguay: Four Case Studies

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Michele Snoeck

Universidad de la Republica

Lucia Pittaluga

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Hector Pastori

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rosario Domingo

Universidad de la Republica - Departamento de Economía (dECON)

Carlos Casacuberta

Universidad ORT at Uruguay - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 2009

Abstract

This paper consists of four case studies of the emergence of four successful export activities in Uruguay: computer software, forest products, caviar and sturgeon meat, and animal vaccines. Each case study discusses how companies, associations, and governments at various levels have addressed market failures and facilitated the provision of public goods necessary for each activity. The case studies additionally profile first movers in each activity and describe the positive externalities they provide to imitators, particularly diffusion of export knowledge. Also included in each case study is a counterfactual case of a less successful activity (electronics, wine, frog meat, and biotechnology, respectively) and a section on policy implications.

Suggested Citation

Snoeck, Michele and Pittaluga, Lucia and Pastori, Hector and Domingo, Rosario and Casacuberta, Carlos, The Emergence of Successful Export Activities in Uruguay: Four Case Studies (February 2009). IDB Working Paper No. 238. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815920 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1815920

Michele Snoeck (Contact Author)

Universidad de la Republica ( email )

Gonzalo Ramirez 1926
Montevideo, 11200
Uruguay

Lucia Pittaluga

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Hector Pastori

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Rosario Domingo

Universidad de la Republica - Departamento de Economía (dECON) ( email )

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
Jose E. Rodo 1854
Montevideo 11200, 11200
Uruguay

Carlos Casacuberta

Universidad ORT at Uruguay - Department of Economics ( email )

Bulevar Espana 2633
Montevideo, 11300
Uruguay

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