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Criteria to identify and define territories with productive development potential to establish Special Economic Zones of Development (SEZD) in Costa Rica

Rafael Arias Ramírez, Leonardo Sánchez Hernández, Luis Vargas Montoya and Oscar Agüero Rodríguez

Revista de Ciencias Económicas, 2015, vol. 33, issue 1

Abstract: This study is aimed to identify, based on a series of variables and indicators, territories that have characteristics to propitiate an endogenous development, from the basis of the resource endowment they have, along with a productive policy, at the national and local level to promote it. A county´s index of productive potential is built around three components (productive, infrastructure and institutions); then a cluster analysis is applied. The outcomes of the study are not only new for the country, also they make a contribution with the elaboration of a matrix of variables and indicators, which provide criteria, empirically validated, to identify and define Special Economic Zones of Development (SEZD) for Costa Rica.

Keywords: GREAT METROPOLITAN AREA; ENDOGENOUS DEVELOPMENT; ENDOGENOUS CORES; PRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL INDEX; ANALYSIS OF CONGLOMERATES; TERRITORIAL COMPETITIVENESS.; GRAN ÁREA METROPOLITANA; DESARROLLO ENDÓGENO; NÚCLEOS ENDÓGENOS; ÍNDICE DE POTENCIAL PRODUCTIVO CANTONAL; ANÁLISIS DE CONGLOMERADOS; COMPETITIVIDAD TERRITORIAL (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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