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All the Way to the Top: Innovation, Growth, and the Role of the State

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum has the pleasure to invite you to a presentation by Senior Economist Dr. Reda Cherif and Senior Economist Dr. Fuad Hasanov, International Monetary Fund (IMF).

For the past one-half century, most emerging and low-income countries have not been able to reduce their income gap with advanced countries. Standard growth policy prescriptions that include an enabling business environment, macroeconomic stability, and minimum state intervention and regulations, may be insufficient. In recent years, the argument in favor of state intervention, and in particular, industrial policy, has also been gathering momentum. The presentation will discuss strategies to catch up with the technological frontier and the role of the state and the private sector in doing so.

Discussants will be Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and Johan Eklund, Managing Director Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor BTH. The presentation will be chaired by Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE and there will be time for questions and discussions.

Date: Monday, November 27, 13.15 – 14.45 starting with registration and coffee at 13.00.

Place: Stockholm School of Economics, Room: Torsten, 3fl. Entrance from Bertil Ohlins Gata 4.

RSVP: Thursday, November 23.

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