Coordination Economics, Poverty Traps, and the Market Process: A New Case for Industrial Policy?
By Bogdan Glăvan
This article appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of The Independent Review

Development economists have argued that large-scale industrial policy is the best remedy to correct the “coordination failure” they claim prevents market economies from making the complementary investments needed to lift poor countries out of poverty. At the root of their argument is a misunderstanding of the entrepreneur’s role in fostering economic growth.

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