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Russia on the path towards a new technology industrial policy: Exciting prospects and Fatal Traps

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  • Yuri Simachev

    (Interdepartmental Analytical Center. Address: POB 35, Moscow 121069, Russian Federation)

  • Mikhail Kuzyk

    (Interdepartmental Analytical Center. Address: POB 35, Moscow 121069, Russian Federation)

  • Boris Kuznetsov

    (HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, Laboratory for the Analysis of Companies' Competitive Ability. Address: 20, Myasnitskaya str., Moscow 117574, Russian Federation)

  • Evgeniy Pogrebnyak

    (Vnesheconombank. 9, Akademika Sakharova prospekt, Moscow 107996, Russian Federation)

Abstract

Traditionally industrial policy is under scrutiny worldwide. In recent years, issues of its elaboration have gained increased importance in Russia as well. Among the forefront tasks are the harmonization of domestic industrial policy with science, technology and innovation policy, taking into account the specificity of different sectors and technological areas, diversification of the national economy, the formation of new sectors, the development of human capital. The article aims to discuss the practical problems and inconsistencies of industrial policy in Russia since 2000, to analyze positive and negative experiences, and to draw up some lessons which are essential for a new technology industrial policy.

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  • Yuri Simachev & Mikhail Kuzyk & Boris Kuznetsov & Evgeniy Pogrebnyak, 2014. "Russia on the path towards a new technology industrial policy: Exciting prospects and Fatal Traps," Foresight-Russia Форсайт, CyberLeninka;Федеральное государственное автономное образовательное учреждение высшего образования «Национальный исследовательский университет «Высшая школа экономики», vol. 8(4 (eng)), pages 6-23.
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    Keywords

    industrial policy; science; technology and innovation policy; priority industries; priority technologies; interest groups; policy evaluation; state institutions;
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    JEL classification:

    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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