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Uruguay-Brazil border and local development

ISSNISSN/ISBN: 0188-9834
ISSNYear: 2010
EditorialEditorial: Nóesis, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Vol. 19 Nº37, Jan-Jun 2010
This article proposes a conceptual framework for analyzing local development in cross-border localities between Uruguay and Brazil. The discussion takes into account previous research that analyze the development in this region and the international literature that addresses the issue of the border, about its importance as a physical, commercial and mental barrier. The conceptual framework assumes the existence of exogenous factors such as the exchange policy and legal regulations, and endogenous factors that are associated with three dimensions that affect the behavior of individuals: the actual interaction at the border, the cognitive and affective aspects. The interaction of these factors in a given local institutional framework is what explains the cross-border economic development model. Finally, I propose a research agenda to test the conceptual framework and advance the understanding of local development in border regions.
 
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