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

As taught in: Fall 2004

A photo of a small busy street in China.

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




Prof. Alice Amsden

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.