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The Political Economy of Industrial Policy: Automobile Manufacture in the Newly Industrialising Countries

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Comparative studies of the newly industrialized countries of East Asia and Latin America have sought to explain the better industrial performance of the former group of countries by looking at macro indicators and policy. This paper throws new light on these issues by focusing on a specific industry, automobiles. It concludes that, within this industry, the sharp dichotomy between the two regions is much less clear-cut than is often thought but that, nevertheless, the 'developmental statist' approach is still useful in understanding industrial performance. (c) 1995 Academic Press Ltd. Copyright 1995 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Jenkins, Rhys, 1995. "The Political Economy of Industrial Policy: Automobile Manufacture in the Newly Industrialising Countries," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 19(5), pages 625-645, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:19:y:1995:i:5:p:625-45
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    1. Tomas Fernandez-de-Sevilla, 2011. "Responses to a crisis: FASA-Renault in Spain during the 1970s," Working Papers in Economics 261, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.

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