Industrial Policy and Structural Change: Some Policy Perspectives
A chapter in Accelerated Economic Growth in West Africa, 2016, pp 181-195 from Springer
Abstract Development thinking in most African countries is gradually shifting in favor of industrial policy. This paper examines the dynamics of industrial policy, with a special focus on West African countries. The paper then presents a comprehensive macroeconomic framework which can guide policy makers in designing and implanting effective industrial policies. Taking into account country and sector specificities, the paper concludes by examining the various industrial policy tools which can be implemented to accelerate industrial development on the continent.
Keywords: Industrial policy; Structural change; Institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L52 L67 O55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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