Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia

22 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012

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Barbara R. Kotschwar

Peterson Institute for International Economics; Georgetown University

Date Written: April 2, 2012

Abstract

In Latin America, inadequate transportation infrastructure has been identified as an increasingly important impediment to the region's further integration in global trade and a significant factor preventing countries from properly taking advantage of the multitude of regional, plurilateral, and bilateral trade agreements signed in the past decade and a half. This paper examines transport and communications infrastructure initiatives in Latin American and Asian regional trade arrangements and finds several lessons Asia can teach Latin America.

Keywords: trade, infrastructure, regional trade agreements, RTAs, transport costs, transport infrastructure, cooperation, East Asia, Latin America

JEL Classification: F10, F15, O18, R11, R42, R58

Suggested Citation

Kotschwar, Barbara R., Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia (April 2, 2012). Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 12-6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2033314

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