Reducing complexity in the industrial policy debate
A central concern of industrial policy is how to configure the relationship with the global economy. The many-fold choices and pressures make this a difficult task for policymakers. This paper suggests a way of framing discussions between policymakers, advisers and researchers. It seeks to reduce complexity and help find common ground. It shows how different constellations of low/high challenge and low/high support bring out the essence of different policy regimes. And it shows how different constellations of narrow/wide technology gap and narrow/wide marketing gap help identify the most plausible way forward. Keywords: industrial policy, late-comers, competitiveness, value chains, technology gap, marketing gap, Egypt.
CitationSchmitz, H. (2006) Reducing complexity in the industrial policy debate. Working paper series, 271. Brighton: IDS.
Is part of seriesIDS working papers;271
Library catalogue entryhttp://bldscat.ids.ac.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=157501
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