Documento: La Economía Política de las Zonas Económicas Especiales

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This paper is a first attempt to apply a robust political economy framework to explain when Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can contribute to economic development. A robust political economy is one that channels the actions of self-interested individuals with limited information to promote economic progress. In the right institutional context, SEZs tend to promote economic growth. In the wrong institutional context, they can cause resource misallocation and rent-seeking. Policy makers introducing SEZs must overcome the knowledge problem to avoid misdirected economic planning. Yet, the scheme can only fulfill its purpose if it also prevents destructive rent-seeking behavior, both from businesses and from government authorities. The political economy framework of SEZs can be applied to judge their potential efficacy, something that orthodox studies of country features such as natural resources, infrastructure and zone location fail to do. The Indian and Chinese experiences with SEZs illustrate these points.

Lotta Moberg

Lotta Moberg currently serves as Adjunct Scholar with the Institute for Global Economic Growth, and is in the Ph.D. program in economics at George Mason University where she is a Mercatus Fellow.

Previously, Ms. Moberg served as officer with the Swedish Defense Forces in Kosovo, and with the Swedish Foreign Ministry in Russia. She also worked for two Swedish free market think tanks, The Ratio Institute, and Timbro.

She speaks Swedish, English, Russian and French.

Ms. Moberg earned a BA degree in economics from Lund University in Sweden, and she studied languages at Uppsala University in Sweden, and Don College in Australia. She has written a number of articles for both English and Swedish language publications, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Foreign Policy Association in Lund.

Institute for Global Economic Growth
Social Science Research Network