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ARTNeT Symposium
Towards a return of industrial policy?

25-26 July 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

General information
Date 25 and 26 July 2011
Theme: Towards a return of industrial policy?
Symposium goals: Symposium will provide a forum for a discussion on the policies and strategies needed to promote stable and sustainable economic growth, including so-called industrial policy. In particular, participants will explore various types of government interventions which may or may not be classed as industrial policy but which could facilitate a balanced growth of manufacturing and services sectors, as well as of external and domestic sources of growth.
Presentations: Session 1 - The best kept secret - have we ever lived without an industrial policy?

- Fragmentation, Comparative Advantage, and Industrial Policy
Alan V. Deardorff
- Middle-income developing countries and industrial policy
Wing Thye Woo

Session 2 - Industrial policy – creation or reaction?

- Nurturing services industries; the role of innovation policy and education
Jane Drake-Brockman, Andrew McCredie
- Industrial Policy in Sustainable Development Strategies
Manuel F. Montes

Session 3 - Trade and industrial policy

- Does the Neo-Mercantilist Preoccupation with Protecting Manufacturing Make Sense?
Ed Tower, Alecia Waite
- PTAs and Emerging Conflicts between Trade and Industrial Policies: An analysis of India’s recent experience
Smitha Francis
- Diversification versus Polarization: Role of industrial policy in Asia and the Pacific
Sudip Ranjan Basu
- Do "green" state measures make import patterns "climate-friendly"? The case of the Asia-Pacific region
Martin Wermelinger

Session 4 - FDI linkages to diversification

- Foreign technology import policy and firm performance: Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms in 1995-2004
Kazuyuki Motohashi and Yuan Yuan
- FDI, Financial Constraints, and Productivity: Firm Level Study in Vietnam
Aekapol Chongvilaivan
- Foreign technology import policy and firm performance: Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms in 1995-2004
Kazuyuki Motohashi
- China and the GMS: Interdependence of Investment and Industrial Policies
Nilanjan Banik

Session 5 - Macro issues and country cases

- Trade, Growth, Employment, and Wages in Vietnam
Dinh Hien Minh, Trinh Quang Long, Nguyen Anh Duong
- Experiments with industrial policy: The case of Pakistan
Vaqar Ahmed, Hamid Mahmood, Sahar Hussain
- Industrial Policy at Crossroad: A Nepalese Perspective
Purushottam Ojha
- The Development of Indonesian Manufacturing Sector: Challenges during External Shock and Effectiveness of Policy Response
Rina Oktaviani

Session 6 - Trade and Industrial policy II

- Trade Concentration and Crisis Spillover: The Case Study of Thailand
Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong, Somprawin Manprasert
- Return of Industrial Policy: Enhancing Inflow of Investments by the Least Developed Countries of Asia Pacific Region for Enhancing Market Access Opportunities under Duty Free Tariff Preferences Scheme by India
Rajan Sudesh Ratna, ManabMajumdar
Symposium programme: Programme is available
Programme with paper abstracts
Summary of discussions
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Symposium papers: A guideline for the preparation of papers is available. All paper citations should follow the Harvard citation system
Organized by: ARTNeT Secretariat with support from International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Location: United Nations Conference Centre Rajadamnoen Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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