Dissecting Economic Growth in Uruguay

Author/Editor:

Natasha X Che

Publication Date:

January 8, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Uruguay experienced one of its biggest economic booms in history during 2004-2014. Since then, growth has come down significantly. The paper investigates the various causes of the boom and discusses the sustainability of these causes. It then compares Uruguay against high-growth countries that were once at a similar income level, across a broad set of structural indicators, to identify priority reform areas that could improve long-term growth prospect.

Series:

Working Paper No. 2021/002

Subject:

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

January 8, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513564708/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2021002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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