The Challenge of Public Capabilities for Successful Productive Development Policies: Hopeless Task or Pragmatic Program?

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Jorge Cornick

DRP Trejos & Cornick

Eduardo Fernández-Arias

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Ernesto Stein

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Date Written: March 2016

Abstract

This paper discusses the organizational structure and technical, operational and political capabilities required for successful productive development policies (PDPs). It also discusses how countries can match their PDPs to existing capabilities, as well as expand their capabilities in the long run. The specific difficulties associated with PDPs are also discussed.

Keywords: Government performance, Industrial policy

JEL Classification: H10, H11, L50, O25

Suggested Citation

Cornick, Jorge and Fernández-Arias, Eduardo and Stein, Ernesto Hugo, The Challenge of Public Capabilities for Successful Productive Development Policies: Hopeless Task or Pragmatic Program? (March 2016). IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-636. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2956680 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2956680

Jorge Cornick (Contact Author)

DRP Trejos & Cornick ( email )

Costa Rica

Eduardo Fernández-Arias

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

Ernesto Hugo Stein

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

1300 New York Avenue, NW
Research Department
Washington, DC 20577
United States

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