The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 85

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Metropolis, Nation and The World Economy


25 July 1997

Authors: Rodriguez, C.

Publication Date: 1997

Since 1990, new conditions for the development of Buenos Aires have been in operation. These new conditions, under the framework of macroeconomic policy reform, comprise amongst others: one, the privatisation of many sectors of the State, including all the urban services; two, the restructuring of Argentina's manufacturing sector; three, the removal of regional policies aimed to promote the development of other regions of the country; four, a shift in the balance of trade of the country towards a more export oriented economy and five, a growing flow of foreign direct investment directed to privatisation and the more competitive sectors of manufacturing.

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