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On Friday, January 16, 2009, CGD hosted a discussion with David Gergen, best-selling author and advisor to presidents Reagan, Nixon, Ford and Clinton; Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Editor-at-large, U.S. News & World Report; and a senior political analyst for CNN.
On the panel were CGD president Nancy Birdsall and senior fellows David Wheeler, Steve Radelet, and Vijaya Ramachandran, who authored essays in our newest book, The White House and the World: A Global Development Agenda for the Next U.S. President . Vice president for communcations and policy outreach Lawrence MacDonald moderated what was a lively discussion of the prospects for improved U.S. development policy under President Barack Obama.
Industrialization was never an accident but an outcome of a well- crafted industrial policy. Analyzing the capacity and limits of the (developmental) state in the industrialization process and in economic development in general, Murat Yülek’s new book, How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development, sheds light on how today’s governments can design industrial policy and how they can identify strategic sectors to break out of Low and Middle Income Traps. Explaining technical concepts in understandable terms, the book introduces a stylized industrialization process in four stages and locates different countries on the process map. He illustrates how picking-the-winner type industrial policies –a controversial issue among the economists –have worked in different countries. It also discusses how industrial policy and science, technology and innovation policies should be sequenced for best results. As trade wars and (pre-mature) de-industrialization become the zeitgeist of today, the book shows the links between global (im)balances and economic development explaining export-led growth as well as import-led slowdowns.
On the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings 2019, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) will co-host this expert panel to discuss the future of the World Bank under its new president, David Malpass. What should top his agenda? What are the most important and urgent issues in the development landscape and what is the role of the World Bank in addressing these challenges? Join us to hear from this panel of global thought leaders offering recommendations for the future of the multilateral system.