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.)


MIT Course Number

11.491J / 17.176J

As Taught In

Fall 2004



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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.

Alice Amsden. 11.491J Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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