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Economic Development as Coordination Problems

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  • Kiminiori Matsuyama

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The economics of coordination failures is widely interpreted, both by its advocates and by its critics alike, as a call for more active government interventions in economic development. The goal of this paper is to explain that, contrary to the common perception, the logic of coordination failures does not justify policy activism, any greater role of the government in coordination.

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  • Kiminiori Matsuyama, 1995. "Economic Development as Coordination Problems," Discussion Papers 1123, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
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    5. Scott E. Page, 1998. "Uncertainty, Difficulty, and Complexity," Research in Economics 98-08-076e, Santa Fe Institute.
    6. Alberto Chilosi, 2003. "Coordination, Cooperation, And The Extended Coasean Approach To Economic Policy," Public Economics 0306003, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 09 Sep 2003.
    7. Glavan, Bogdan, 2007. "Coordination Failures, Poverty Traps, "Big Push" Policy and Entrepreneurship: A Critical View," MPRA Paper 5757, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Garofalo, M.R. & Marra, M, 2007. "Work-Life Reconciliation Policies From Well-Being To Development: Rethinking EU Gender Mainstreaming," MPRA Paper 9598, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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