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dc.contributor.authorHodler, Rolanden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:07:56Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:07:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19841-
dc.description.abstractTheoretical analyses of industrial policy normally restrict the range of possible outcomes by abstracting from either market or government failures. This paper thus studies industrial policy and its effectiveness in a model that includes both market and government imperfections. We introduce a public agency responsible for industrial policy into the model of Hausmann and Rodrik (2003), and assume that this agency has limited information and is partly politically motivated. We further extend the model to allow the public agency to communicate with en- trepreneurs and the entrepreneurs to engage in rent seeking. We find that industrial policies are ineffective if the public agency is poorly informed, but that they are not necessarily ineffective if the public agency is highly politically motivated. Given a highly politically mo- tivated public agency, industrial policies are effective if and only if the institutional setting ensures that such policies are modest e.g. by re- stricting the public agency?s budget. Moreover, our model helps us to understand why the same industrial policies that have failed elsewhere have been relatively successful in South Korea and Taiwan.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 13en_US
dc.subject.jelO20en_US
dc.subject.jelH25en_US
dc.subject.jelL53en_US
dc.subject.jelL52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIndustrial Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordMarket and Government Failuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolitical Economyen_US
dc.titleIndustrial Policy in an Imperfect Worlden_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517911515en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec06:4736-
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