Last month Jaana Remes, a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, came to the World Bank to discuss the findings of a new report called How to Compete and Grow: A Sector Guide to Policy. Remes spoke on a topic that has not been a traditional strong suit of the Bank, viz. competitiveness policies for particular sectors of the economy. As a global institution, we are more inclined to focus on cross-cutting issues like business regulations. But the financial crisis has pushed questions of economic restructuring to the fore, and the Bank is paying attention.
After the jump, you'll find a video of the talk. Remes's presentation starts at 8:30 and runs until the 35 minute mark. A lively Q&A with Bank staff follows. (Please note that the audio is a bit low at the start but is corrected a few minutes in.)