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How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development

Authors: Yülek, Murat A.

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  • Explains how manufacturing and industrial policy supports economic development 
  • Introduces a stylized industrialization process which can be used to locate a country’s stage of industrialization and a parsimonious method to determine economically strategic sectors
  • Discusses the links between industrial policy on the one hand, and macroeconomics, international trade and capital flows, global imbalances, and the educational system, on the other
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This book assesses developmental experience in different countries as well as British expansion following the industrial revolution from a developmental perspective. It explains why some nations are rich and others are poor, and discusses how manufacturing made economies flourish and spur economic development. It explains how today’s governments can design and implement industrial policy, and how they can determine economically strategic sectors to break out of Low and Middle Income Traps.
Closely linked to global trade and (im)balances, industrialization was never an accident. Industrialization explains how some countries experience export-led growth and others import-led slowdowns. Many confuse industrialization with the construction of factory buildings rather than a capacity and skill building process through certain stages. Industrial policy helps countries advance through those stages. 
Explaining technical concepts in understandable terms, the book discusses the capacity and limits of the developmental state in industrialization and in general in economic development, demonstrating how picking-the-winner type focused industrial policy has worked in different countries. It also discusses how industrial policy and science, technology and innovation policies should be sequenced for best results. 

About the authors

Murat A. Yülek is the Director of the Centre for Industrial Policy and Development at Istanbul Commerce University and has also taught at Georgetown University. A widely published former IMF economist and a corporate executive, he has had responsibilities that include corporate finance, development and macroeconomic policy in various countries.

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“The book provides contemporary case studies of successful episodes of industrial policy, such as Sweden’s Saab, Europe’s Airbus and South Korea’s automobile and nuclear reactor industries. Overall, this book is an excellent volume on industrial development and sustainable policies to drive this. One can only expect that the book will have a wide readership, and the information contained within it will be able to change perspectives of the industrial process.” (Uchenna R. Efobi, LSE Review of Books, blogs.lse.ac.uk, March 21, 2019)

“Refreshing and innovative. A must read for academics and practitioners alike.” (Piergiuseppe Fortunato , Economic Affairs Officer, United Nation Conference for Trade and Development, UNCTAD)

“Illuminates one of the most important questions of our time, ‘Why does manufacturing matter?’ interweaving economics with history, theory and empirics from an international perspective.” (Franco Mosconi, Jean Monnet Professor, Universitá degli Studi di Parma, Italy)

“Brilliant, incisive analysis of industrialization; significantly improves the understanding of industrialization and economic development; a must read for Governments, policy makers, investors, development professionals, and general public.” (Vivienne Yeda, Director General, East African Development Bank)

“A must-read, a tour de force on the theory and policy of industrialization; offers important insights on how countries can avoid the middle-income trap.” (Travis Taylor, Honors Program Faculty, Christopher Newport University, USA)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4453-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0568-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0568-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0567-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4453-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 284
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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