Economics: Petroleum drives Ecuador’s growth

The newspaper El Universo publishes a blank front page after President Rafael Correa's court action (photo:dpa)
The newspaper El Universo publishes a blank front page after President Rafael Correa's court action (photo:dpa)

Ecuador's economy has prospered under President Rafael Correa but his 'Citizen's Revolution' has had mixed results so far. The president's growing control of the country and its judiciary poses political uncertainty which may not be good for foreign investors explains GIS guest author and Andes specialist, Dr Catherine Conaghan of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in this special report.

STATE spending is the powerhouse fuelling Ecuador’s economic growth.

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President Rafael Correa has been revitalising and expanding the state’s role in the economy and his new state-centric model includes a dramatic expansion in the si...

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