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"Industrial Policy and Development" Book Launch

February 22, 2010

South Centre   Geneva, Switzerland

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Industrial Policy and Development

  • Oxford University Press
  • Mario Cimoli
    Professor of Economics
    Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Giovanni Dosi
    Professor of Economics
    Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Drawing on historical examples, Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation (Oxford University Press, 2009) lends support to the view that, contrary to Washington Consensus-based claims, industrial policy does work when the right technologies and industries are supported and when appropriate combinations of policy measures are implemented. The book provides an in-depth exploration of industrial policies that have been successful, the trade-offs associated with these microeconomic approaches to growth and development, and the opportunities and constraints inherent in the current organization of international economic relations. The book makes recommendations for new and better policies and institutions that will enhance knowledge accumulation and catching up in the new millennium.

Editors Mario Cimoli and Giovanni Dosi along with series editor and IPD Co-President Jose Antonio Ocampo will preside over an afternoon discussion of the major lessons and policy recommendations in the book and in their own research. Invited conference speakers include Patrick Low (Chief Economist, World Trade Organization), Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs (Executive Director, Employment Sector, International Labor Organization), and Ha Joon Chang (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge). Speaker remarks will be followed by a participatory discussion with an audience of select high-level representatives from UN agencies, the book's authors and scholars of industrial development. This launch will provide a platform for a distinguished group of academics and policy makers to discuss both the historical analysis as well as the policy prescriptions put forth in the book.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME). To learn more about DIME please visit their website.

  • José Antonio Ocampo
    Speaker
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Mario Cimoli
    Editor
    Professor of Economics
    Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Giovanni Dosi
    Editor
    Professor of Economics
    Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa
  • J.M. Salazar-Xirinachs
    Speaker
  • Martin Khor
    Speaker
    Executive Director
    South Centre
  • Erik S. Reinert
    Author
    Founder
    The Other Canon
  • Ajit Singh
    Author
    Professor of Economics
    University of Cambridge
  • Carl J. Dahlman
    Author
    Henry R Luce Associate Professor
    Georgetown University
  • Heloisa Borges
    Author
    Student
    Universidad Federal Rio de Janeiro
  • Fernando Perini
    Author
    Senior Program Officer
    Institute for Connectivity in the Americas
  • Benjamin Coriat
    Author
    Professor of Economics
    Universite de Paris 13
  • Annalisa Primi
    Author
    Economist
    Development Centre
    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Ernst Stetter
    Other
    Secretary General
    Foundation for European Progressive Studies
  • Matthieu Meaulle
    Other
    Consultant in Economics
    Foundation for European Progressive Studies
  • Gabriele Koehler
    Other
    Chief of Communications, Information and Outreach
    UNCTAD
  • Diana Barrowclough
    Other
    Senior Economist
    Office of the Secretary General
    UNCTAD
  • Mina Mashayekhi
    Other
    DITC Officer in Charge
    UNCTAD
  • Alfredo Calcagno
    Other
    Economist
    Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
    UNCTAD
  • Massimiliano la Marca
    Other
    UNCTAD
  • Detlef Kotte
    Other
    Head
    Macroeconomic and Development Policies Branch
    UNCTAD
  • Joerg Mayer
    Other
    Senior Economic Affairs Officer
    Macroeconomic and Development Policies Branch
    UNCTAD
  • Taffere Tesfachew
    Other
    Chief
    Office of the Secretary-General
    UNCTAD
  • Tilman Altenburg
    Other
    Head
    Competitiveness and Social Development
    German Development Institute
  • David Luke
    Other
    Senior Advisor and Coordinator
    UNDP Geneva
  • Luisa Bernal
    Other
    Trade Specialist
    UNDP Geneva
  • Emefa Attigah
    Other
    Focal Point IF Trust Fund
    UNDP Geneva
  • Massimiliano Riva
    Other
    Trade Specialist
    UNDP Geneva
  • Richard Newfarmer
    Other
    World Bank's Special Representative to the UN and WTO in Geneva
    World Bank
  • Irfan UI Haque
    Other
    Special Adviser to the Executive Director
    South Centre
  • Ricardo Espinosa
    Other
    NGO Liaison Officer
    UN Office in Geneva (UNOG)
  • Gloria Carrión
    Other
    Development Programme Officer
    International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
  • Riaz Tayob
    Other
    Third World Network
  • Mildred Menos
    IPD Staff
    Program Manager
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue
    Columbia University

Event Information

Type Book Launch
Program Industrial Policy