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Selective Industrial and Trade Policies in Developing Countries: Theoretical and Empirical Issues.

@inproceedings{Lall2000SelectiveIA,
  title={Selective Industrial and Trade Policies in Developing Countries: Theoretical and Empirical Issues.},
  author={S. Lall},
  year={2000}
}
This paper analyses the case for selective industrial and trade policies in Africa, drawing upon the lessons of East Asia. It reviews the theoretical arguments for government intervention in the context of technological learning, and relates this to the new environment of rapid technical change and globalisation of production. It also considers the risks of government failure in mounting selective policies, and concludes that the degree of selectivity has to be much less than in East Asia. The… Expand

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