Rethinking industrial policy
Julian Boulanger and
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Industrial policy has a bad name- ‘picking winners’ and thus distorting competition, while exposing government to capture by vested interests. But there are reasons for a rethink. First, climate change- without government intervention to jump-start massive private investment in clean technologies, governments, by default, encourage investment in dirtier technologies. Second, a new post-crisis realism- laissez-faire complacency by many governments has led to mis-investment in the non-tradable sector at the expense...
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