11.491J / 17.176J Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization

Fall 2004

China.
A hutong, or residential district, in modern-day China. (Image by Prof. Jan Wampler.)

Course Highlights

This course features an in-depth set of readings on the topic, as well as assignments from the class.

Course Description

This class analyzes the theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries have intervened with a wide array of policies to foster industrial development at various turning points: the initiation of industrial activity; the diversification of the industrial base; the restructuring of major industrial institutions; and the entry into high-technology sectors.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Alice Amsden

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate