volume 29, issue 2, P432-462 2013
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grt027
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E. O'Sullivan, A. Andreoni, C. Lopez-Gomez, M. Gregory

Abstract: This paper explores the recent evolution of manufacturing-related policies in leading OECD economies-Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A novel framework, the industrial policy matrix, is introduced and then used to illustrate and compare policy approaches in terms of factor inputs, intervention levels, and degrees of coordination. While approaches adopted in different countries vary, reflecting their respective contexts, there is some evidence of a convergence on the effectiveness of p…

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