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Op-Ed: Productive Diversification to Reduce Economic Polarization: Toward Growth Policies that Combine Horizontality and Verticality (Matrix Policies)

  November 16, 2022

By Luis Porto

Polarization is high in the region, and the lack of bridges between the poles increases the likelihood of conflicts and deteriorates governance.

The elites, the economic, political and social organizations in the region are at a crossroads: either they reduce polarization, generate consensus and governance to attract investments and address uncertainties and challenges, or the potential conflict and protests that polarization entails increase uncertainty, scare away investments, impede the development of public goods and thus aggravate potential conflict and protests.

It is necessary to reduce polarization and strengthen the bridges between the poles.


Full Op-Ed available here.

Reference: S-025/22