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Does What You Export Matter? In Search of Empirical Guidance for Industrial Policies by Daniel Lederman and William F. Maloney

Published By: Latin American Development Forum. Washington, D.C.: World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8491-6
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Andrei A. Levchenko of University of Michigan
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.1.190.r10
Review Pages: 206-08

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Andrei A. Levchenko of University of Michigan reviews, "Does What You Export Matter? In Search of Empirical Guidance for Industrial Policies" by Daniel Lederman and William F. Maloney. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "xplores whether the content of what economies export matters for development and considers whether governments can improve on the export basket that the market generates through the shaping of industrial policy. Discusses cursed goods—natural resources; rich country ""high productivity'' goods; smart goods; export heterogeneity along the quality dimension; heterogeneity in the production of goods; and trade quality as portfolio diversification. Bibliography; index."


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Andrei A. Levchenko of University of Michigan


JEL Classifications

F14: Empirical Studies of Trade
L52: Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
O25: Industrial Policy
Q30: Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: General


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