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Institutions and Policies Shaping Industrial Development: An Introductory Note

Working Paper #161

Joseph Stiglitz, Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Richard Nelson

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About the Authors

Joseph Stiglitz
Co-President
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Joseph E. Stiglitz is co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and Chairman of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia, teaching in its Economics Department, its Business School, and its School of International and Public Affairs. He chaired the UN Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, created in the aftermath of the financial crisis by the President of the General Assembly. He is former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and Chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001.

Mario Cimoli
Professor of Economics
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

M. Cimoli is Professor of Economics at the University of Venice (Ca' Foscari) since 1992 and Economic Affair Officer at ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) of UNITED NATIONS since 1999. He obtained a DPhil at the SPRU (University of Sussex) and he has held a number of visiting appointments in different universities and institutions (University of Pisa, University Metropolitan of Mexico (UAM), University of Campinas, etc).

Giovanni Dosi
Professor of Economics
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa

Giovanni Dosi is Professor of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester. His major research areas include economics of innovation and technological change, industrial organisation and industrial dynamics, theory of the firm and corporate governance, economic growth and development. Professor Dosi is Co-Director of the task forces on Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, New York; Continental Europen Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, Research consultant for Italian and international public and private institutions, and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sussex.

Richard Nelson
Professor Emeritus
The Earth Institute
Columbia University

Richard Nelson is George Blumenthal Professor of International and Public Affairs. Nelson is an economist by training, and before coming to Columbia was Professor of Economics at Yale University; he also has served as staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisors, and at the RAND Corporation. From the beginnings of his career one of his central research interests has been in understanding differences in the pattern of economic growth over time and across countries, and how these differences have been molded by and mold economic and political institutions. Another principal interest has been the complex intertwining of government, for-profit institutions, and not-for-profit institutions, that one sees in many important sectors of modern economies. His work has been both empirical and theoretical. Perhaps his best known book is An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change, co-authored with Sidney Winter. Of his more recent work, the study he directed, National Innovative Systems: A Comparative Analysis, probably has had the broadest influence.

Publication Information

Type Working Paper
Program Industrial Policy
Posted 10/01/08
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