Industrial Policy and the Great Divergence

38 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2023

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Réka Juhász

University of British Columbia (UBC); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Claudia Steinwender

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

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Date Written: September 2023

Abstract

We discuss recent work evaluating the role of the government in shaping the economy during the long 19th century, a practice we refer to as industrial policy. States deployed a vast variety of different policies aimed at, primarily, but not exclusively, fostering industrialization. A thin, but growing literature has started to evaluate the economic effects of these policies, but many questions remain open for study.

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Suggested Citation

Juhász, Réka and Steinwender, Claudia, Industrial Policy and the Great Divergence (September 2023). NBER Working Paper No. w31736, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4589698

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