2020/08 LEM Working Paper Series

Industrial Policies, Patterns of Learning and Development: an Evolutionary Perspective

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi and Xiaodan Yu
Technological paradigms; Catching up; Theory of production; Absolute and Comparative Advantages; National systems of innovation; Industrial Policies; Economic Evolution and Development.

  JEL Classifications
O14, O30, O53, O54 1
This work discusses the role of industrial policies within an evolutionary view of innovation and learning as drivers of economic development. Building on the notions of technological paradigms and trajectories, it links the processes of catching-up with the dynamics of capability accumulation within and across firms. In turn such processes are embedded in broader national systems of innovation wherein industrial policies play a pivotal role.
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