Rethinking Productive Development

Sound Policies and Institutions for Economic Transformation

Authors: Inter-American Development Bank

Editors: Stein, E., Crespi, G. (Eds.)

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Rethinking Productive Development systematically analyzes policies in key areas such as innovation, new firms, firm networks, financing, human capital, and internationalization.

About the authors

Manuel Agosin Mariana Bassi Juan Blyde Gabriel Casaburi Jorge Cornick Gustavo Crespi Fernando De Olloqui Eduardo Fernández-Arias Alessandro Maffioli Christian Volpe Martincus Ugo Panizza Carlo Pietrobelli Alejandro Rasteletti Graciana Rucci Ernesto Stein Alberto Trejos Sergio Urzua Rodrigo Wagner

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"The Washington Consensus its name notwithstanding was invented in Latin America. However, as this useful report shows, inadequate productivity growth since its adoption has forced the region's policymakers to reconsider whether the wholesale rejection of industrial policy was appropriate. The Inter-American Development Bank has long been at the forefront of this rethinking. The authors do a masterful job of not only surveying what is known about 'productive development policies,' but also laying out a policy agenda. Admirable in its analytical exposition, empirical detail, and policy discussion, this is a must-read for development economists and practitioners alike." - Dani Rodrik, Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Economics, Institute for Advanced Study, USA

"Once the commodities boom is over, Latin America will have to discover new sources of economic growth. Tired orthodoxies will not do the trick, but the fresh thinking contained in this volume just might. It explains what went wrong with industrial policies in the 1960s, and what countries have to do differently this time around. First-rate. Should be required reading for policymakers around the region." - Andrés Velasco, Former Finance Minister, Chile

"This book is a must-read for policymakers and practitioners in the elusive world of effective industrial policies. A useful toolbox to think about a topic that is central to any government today." - Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Rethinking Productive Development

    Crespi, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 3-31

  • A Conceptual Framework for Productive Development Policies

    Crespi, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Investing in Ideas: Policies to Foster Innovation

    Crespi, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 61-106

  • The Start-Up and Scale-Up of High-Productivity Firms

    Crespi, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 107-143

  • Beyond the Classroom: Preparing People to Produce

    Crespi, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 145-174

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Productive Development
Book Subtitle
Sound Policies and Institutions for Economic Transformation
Authors
Editors
  • E. Stein
  • G. Crespi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Inter-American Development Bank
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39399-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137393999
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40559-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-39716-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 461
Number of Illustrations and Tables
97 b/w illustrations
Topics