The Rise of China’s Industrial Policy: 1978 to 2020
In this book, IGCC affiliate Barry Naughton traces the evolution of Chinese industrial policy, including today’s unprecedented and risky effort to steer the economy toward a new technological future.
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Is China’s dramatic rise due to its adoption of targeted industrial policies? Is there a “Chinese model” that will shape China’s future growth? In The Rise of China’s Industrial Policy, Barry Naughton disentangles the threads of China’s industrial policies over the past forty years. He shows that earlier attempts at planning did not cause China’s rapid rise, while China today is engaged in an unprecedented—and potentially risky—effort to mobilize resources and steer the economy toward a new technological future. The success or failure of this Chinese effort will shape our common global future.
The Rise of China’s Industrial Policy was published by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2021.
Barry Naughton co-leads IGCC research on China’s Science, Technology, Innovation, and Industrial Policies, and is So Kwanlok Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego.