Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization

A photo of a small busy street in China.

A hutong, or residential district, in modern-day China. (Image by Prof. Jan Wampler.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

11.491J / 17.176J

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This class analyzes the theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries have intervened with a wide array of policies to foster industrial development at various turning points: the initiation of industrial activity; the diversification of the industrial base; the restructuring of major industrial institutions; and the entry into high-technology sectors.

Amsden, Alice. 11.491J Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-491j-economic-development-policy-analysis-and-industrialization-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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