Environmental Improvements Without Environmental Policies: Argentine agriculture and Manufacturing Exports in the 1990s - Summary

By Eduardo Trigo, Sebastián Rubin, Daniel Chudnovsky, Eugenio Cap on January 9, 2003
This study looks at Argentina's experience with unilateral liberalization, and the impacts on two sectors: agriculture in the Pampas region and manufacturing. It finds that, contrary to expectations, liberalization has not led to a cleaner pattern of manufacturing exports. In agriculture, however, it finds that the rapid expansion of production has actually been accompanied by a number of unplanned environmental benefits, mainly because of the additional resources available to growers under a liberalized regime, and the new technologies they have adopted.

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IISD, 2003