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Working PaperStructural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa
This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day...Structural transformation Inclusive growth South Africa
Working PaperStructural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia
We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia
Working PaperWinners and losers in industrial policy 2.0
Large-scale business subsidies tied to national industrial development promotion programmes are notoriously difficult to study and are often inseparable from the political economy of large government programmes...firm subsidies Fiscal policy Industrial policy
BookMining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks...Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
Working PaperDe-industrialization, re-industrialization, and the resurgence of state capitalism: The case of Indonesia
Discussions on the developing world’s industrial policies have largely neglected the role of state-owned entities...Industrialization Industrial policy infrastructure
Working PaperSouth African gold mining and local procurement in Tanzania and Ghana
We examine the extent to which two of Africa’s leading gold mining economies, Ghana and Tanzania, have adopted transformative local procurement policies to enhance backward linkages from the minerals sector...Mining Extractives gold
Working PaperThe governance of global value chains, the state, and small businesses: The case of timber in Myanmar
We use the case of the timber industry in Myanmar to analyse how national regulatory frameworks and international ecological discourses affect forest management and small businesses...Timber Wood Forestry
LectureMOOC: Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa
Book ChapterSoutheast Asia
From the book: Asian TransformationsAgricultural productivity Investments Foreign
Book ChapterInstitutions and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsInstitutions Organizations Political settlements
Book ChapterIndustrialization and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsIndustrial policy Industrialization Structural transformation
Policy BriefLearning from a half-century of economic development in Asia
When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Working PaperMoving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa
Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper...copper Industrialization Agglomeration
BlogRethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day
This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...Industrialization structural change Industrial policy
Working PaperFrom manufacturing-led export growth to a twenty-first-century inclusive growth strategy: Explaining the demise of a successful growth model and what to do about it
Success in development over the past half-century was based on manufacturing-led export growth. Because the share of global employment in manufacturing will decline, manufacturing won’t play the same role in the coming decades...Stockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage