The national interest, production, and trade in El Salvador.
Tovar, Edgard F.
Looney, Robert E.
Gates, William R.
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The objective of this thesis is to develop an analysis of El Salvador's economy using available statistical data. First, an examination is made of El Salvador's democratization process in a historical perspective. Second, an analysis is undertaken of the country's policy through historical budget allocations. Third, an assessment is made of the economic standing point of El Salvador. This discussion embraces the production sectors, to determine their strengths and weaknesses from the resources efficiency point of view. Fourth, the study analyzes the implications of El Salvador's increasing trade deficit from the efficiency and equity perspectives. Fifth, a presentation is made of the economic strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of the country from the short and long mn perspective. Finally, conclusions are drawn and recommendations made which could be utilized to improve El Salvador's economic future.
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