Creating Industrial Policy – What Governments Must Keep in Mind

By Robert Parker – October 20, 2009
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In the early 1980's, there was a lot of discussion about Japan's rising economic power and how western countries could better compete.  One of the primary areas of discussion was the fact that Japan had a well considered and long range industrial policy.  The call for other nations, particularly in the United States, to create an industrial policy was loud and clear.  The premise was that industrial policy would have a positive effect on economic performance through more thoughtful and effici


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