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The role of the state in the dynamics of structural change

When: Monday, 17 September 2018 - Monday, 17 September 2018
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School, Parktown Management Campus
Start time:18:00

The Wits Business School host this lecture by Dr Célestin Monga from the the African Development Bank.

Historical evidence shows that in all successful economies, the state has always played an important role in facilitating structural change and helping the private sector sustain it over time. Conversely, almost every government in the developing world has attempted, at some point, to play that facilitating role, but most have failed. What role should the state play in promoting economic growth? How should governments go about identifying those industries with latent competitive advantage in order to facilitate industrial upgrading and economic diversification?

Monga is Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank.

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