Activation of a Modern Industry

Author/Editor:

Danyang Xie ; Ping Wang

Publication Date:

January 1, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper constructs an integrated framework to disentangle the underlying economic mechanism of industrial transformation. We consider three essential elements for the analysis: skill requirements, industry-wide spillovers, and degrees of consumption subsistence. We find that human and nonhuman resources, production factor matching, and industrial coordination are all important for activating a modern industry. In the process of industrial transformation, job destruction may exceed job creation, and income distribution may get worse immediately following the activation of a modern industry. An array of policy prescriptions for advancing a poor country is provided.

Series:

Working Paper No. 02/15

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451843279/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0152002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

17

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