Over the last two centuries, the experiences of the first wave of industrialized countries in Europe and the US, and the more recent experiences of the East Asian Tigers (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India and Vietnam) have illustrated the transformative nature of industrialization. There are reasons to believe that industrialization will continue to be a major engine of growth, transformation and socioeconomic development.
Industrial development enables a more-rapid advancement toward developed country living standards. But many challenges remain, and new challenges have arisen. Under present conditions, it may be more difficult than ever for the poorer developing countries to foster industrial development and structural change. These changing and challenging circumstances require new thinking, and in particular new paradigms to guide researchers, policymakers, and international development organizations in the future.
This event will launch the book Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms (Adam Szirmai and Wim Naudé, eds.; Oxford University Press). The event is a joint collaboration between UNU-WIDER, UNU-MERIT, UNIDO, and the London School of Economics and Political Science
For more information, or to register to attend, see the event announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.
London School of Economics and Political Science
Wolfson Theatre (New Academic Building)