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Trade, industrialisation and development

Trade, industrialisation and development

Objective

This network seeks to illuminate the conditions under which countries succeed in participating effectively in the world economy and are able to gain from attracting new economic activities. We will analyze the interactions between trade, industry, institutions and economic development, from the theoretical and the empirical standpoint. The teams comprise researchers with expertise in trade economics, industrial organization, economic growth, political economy, and development economics. Research will cover cross-country analysis, in-depth industry and country analyses, and policy analysis. The research has four project objectives.
- understand modern patterns of industrial development.
- uncover the determinants of firm performance in developing countries and to understand the factors that enable them to participate effectively in world trade.
- analyze the underlying institutions that shape economic development, openness, and industrialization.
- draw out policy implications for developing and developed countries. The project will make contributions in theory and applied research. In analyzing industrial development, theories of international trade and economic geography will be developed to provide new ways of thinking about geographical production networks and more explicit modeling of the linkages and complementarities between economic agents. Empirical work undertaken in the project will make scientific contributions in three ways: by investigating new hypotheses suggested by theory; by applying modern econometric technique and by the analysis of data sets. Theoretical research will involve the development of new analytical frameworks to address the issues above within the general context of the international trade, economic geography, and political economy literatures. Empirical work will be done on patterns of development will make use of the World Bank's database. Empirical work on firm performance will be structured around models of

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Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Address

Houghton Street
London

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Andrew FARRELL (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH

United Kingdom

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRO STUDI LUCA D'AGLIANO

Italy

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

France

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Norway

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

Ireland

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPRN-CT-2002-00236

  • Start date

    1 December 2002

  • End date

    30 November 2006

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 497 447

  • EU contribution

    € 1 497 447

Coordinated by:

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom