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Alice H. Amsden
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
69Publications
24H-index
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Published on Apr 14, 2014
Alice H. Amsden24
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Published on Jan 1, 2014
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
Since the eclipse of neoliberalism in the late 1990s, the developing world’s industrial policies have begun to be rediscovered as something ‘new’. There is, in fact, always something new about an industrial policy because it has no deductive theory to fix it analytically. Unlike a free trade policy, for example, an industrial policy cannot be defined abstractly with predetermined assumptions; its mix alters with new users, applications, constraints and policy tools, whereas the free trade model ...
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Published on Sep 20, 2012
Alice H. Amsden24
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Alisa DiCaprio4
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James Robinson90
Estimated H-index: 90
Elites have a disproportionate impact on development outcomes. While a country's endowments constitute the deep determinates of growth, the trajectory they follow is shaped by the actions of elites. But what factors affect whether elites use their influence for individual gain or national welfare? To what extent do they see poverty as a problem? And are their actions today constrained by institutions and norms established in the past? This volume looks at case studies from South Africa to China ...
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Published on Sep 20, 2012
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
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Alisa DiCaprio4
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Published on May 1, 2011in Development Policy Review 1.31
Justin Yifu Lin39
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(World Bank),
Célestin Monga10
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(World Bank)
+ 5 AuthorsWonhyuk Lim3
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(Korea Development Institute)
This DPR Debate is based on the contribution by Justin Lin, Chief Economist at the World Bank, and his colleague Celestin Monga, on ‘Growth Identification and Facilitation: The Role of the State in the Dynamics of Structural Change’. The article under consideration is important and timely as it articulates a number of new policy implications from Justin Lin's earlier work on New Structural Economics, which was discussed in a previous DPR debate (Lin and Chang, 2009). This symposium contains the ...
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Published on Oct 1, 2010
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
An elite derives its status from its relationship to property, whether physical or human capital. While stable property rights are necessary for everyday business, unstable property rights that result in major institutional changes (such as land reform) may have a positive impact on economic development. When are the ‘wrong’ property rights right? Institutional changes have a positive impact on economic development when a country’s elite can manage them. To support this generalization we examine...
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Published on Feb 1, 2010in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 1.52
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Grass roots methods of poverty alleviation will fail unless jobs are created or stimulated by governments (whether central or local). In the presence of high unemployment at all levels, improving the capabilities of job seekers (making them better fed and housed and educated) will only lead to more unemployment and not to more paid employment or self-employment above the subsistence level (call this the 'Kerala Effect'). To believe that improving only the supply side of the labor market is enoug...
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Published on Jan 1, 2010
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
An elite derives its status from its relationship to property, whether physical or human capital. While stable property rights are necessary for everyday business, unstable property rights that result in major institutional changes (such as land reform) may have a positive impact on economic development. When are the ‘wrong’ property rights right? Institutional changes have a positive impact on economic development when a country’s elite can manage them. To support this generalization we examine...
Published on Dec 1, 2009in Developing Economies 0.50
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Published on Jan 1, 2009
Alice H. Amsden24
Estimated H-index: 24
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Where the theory of free competition reigns, developing countries should open their arms to investments from all types of enterprises in order to maximize jobs. Ownership, measured by votes of shareholders or boards of directors, is immaterial to performance. Matters change drastically, though, when competition depends on monopolistic assets and market theory no longer rigorously holds. Then, ownership matters. Foreign owned enterprises from developed countries can 'crowd out' privately owned en...
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