Economic development strategies in the Dominican Republic

Pozo, Susan, Sanchez-Fung, Jose and Santos-Paulino, Amelia U. (2010) Economic development strategies in the Dominican Republic. (Working Paper) Helsinki, Finland : United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research. 25 p. (WIDER Working Paper, no. 2010/115) ISBN 9789292303532

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Abstract

The paper documents the economic development strategies pursued by the Dominican Republic. The study argues that the country’s success results from the implementation of a three-pronged economic development strategy. The first prong relates to diversifying production and the second to developing special economic zones. These zones operate in parallel fashion to the rest of the economy but with protections from domestic impediments to growth and progress. The third item in the recipe involves maintaining ample economic and social engagement with the rest of the world. The paper also highlights challenges that the country faces going forward.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic development strategies, primary commodities, special economic zones, economic openness, Dominican Republic
Research Area: Economics and econometrics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 13:47
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2010 13:47
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17514

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