Industrial Policy and Development : A Political Economy Perspective

  title={Industrial Policy and Development : A Political Economy Perspective},
  author={James A. Robinson},
In this paper I discuss the role of industrial policy in development. I make five arguments. First, from a theoretical point of view there are good grounds for believing that industrial policy can play an important role in promoting development. Second, there certainly are examples where industrial policy has played this role. Third, for every such example there are others where industrial policy has been a failure and may even have impeded development. Fourth, the difference between these… CONTINUE READING
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