jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012

Acemoglu, Slim y Por Qué Fallan las Naciones o Por Qué somos "Atrasados"

Interesante apune en el libro de Acemoglu et. al  Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power,

Prosperity, and Poverty "The economic institutions that made Carlos Slim who he is are very different from those in the United States. If you’re a Mexican entrepreneur, entry barriers will play a crucial role at every stage of your career. These barriers include expensive licenses you have to obtain, red tape you have to cut through, politicians and incumbents who will stand in your way, and the difficulty of getting funding from a financial sector often in cahoots with the incumbents you’re trying to compete against. These barriers can be either insurmountable, keeping you out of lucrative areas, or your greatest friend, keeping your competitors at bay. The difference between the two scenarios is of course whom you know and whom you can influence— and yes, whom you can bribe. Carlos Slim, a talented, ambitious man from a relatively modest background of Lebanese immigrants, has been a master at obtaining exclusive contracts; he managed to monopolize the lucrative telecommunications market in Mexico, and then to extend his reach to the rest of Latin America." Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.

Una explicación interesante, aunque no es nueva para nosotros