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Duke University

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Fall 2005

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Chile: Economic Development and Globalization


The focus of this independent study project is sustainable development, in the context of the Chilean salmon industry. The project centers on the environmental impacts of the salmon business, from its introduction as a fledgling industry in the eighties, to its arrival as one of the most important exporting markets in the Chilean economy. The discussion focuses on the economic history of the salmon industry, its environmental consequences, and the role of the government in environmental regulation, to discover whether or not current environmental programs in place are in fact sustainable. I conclude that while the efforts of the Chilean government and the salmon industry are laudable, they are not sufficient and will need to improve in the coming years to truly be consider sustainable.


Agricultural and Resource Economics | Natural Resources and Conservation


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