This volume is genuinely a group effort and would not have been possible without the cooperation of a number of persons and organizations.
At IDRC, thanks are due to Rashad Cassim, Marie-Claude Martin, Caroline Pestieau and Andres Rius for their input, encouragement and participation from the very beginning. Lynne Richer at IDRC and Delia Carval at CEDES handled with patience and efficiency the administrative aspects of this project.
The first methodological meeting of the project was hosted by Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in April 1997. We thank in particular Mario Damill and Roberto Frenkel for their participation in this meeting, and CEDES for its management of the logistics. The mid-term meeting of this project was hosted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Manila, Philippines, in April 1998. The seminar disseminating the final results of this project was hosted by the Trade and Industrial Policy Secretariat, located at the Johannesburg office of Canada's International Development Research Centre. We thank PIDS and TIPS for their hospitality and organization of an excellent program during our stay with them.
Finally, thanks are due to Nilima Gulrajani at IDRC and Nicole Krull at Routledge for their yeoman work in bringing twelve chapters written by twenty-one economists from all over the world into a coherent and readable whole.
José María Fanelli and Rohinton Medhora