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Dani Rodrik speaks on structural change

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Dani Rodrik, professor of international political economy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, visited the World Bank yesterday to deliver a lecture on "Structural Change and Economic Growth."

The Bank's Merrell Tuck-Primdahl has a nice summary of the speech and a video chat with Rodrik over on the Let's Talk Development blog.

"Rodrik argues that, to foster structural change of a sort that creates jobs, pragmatic, experimental policies that support new industries may be needed," she writes. "Sometimes it may be that ‘mid-range industries’ actually need to be kept on life support, since they keep people employed in often relatively high wage jobs."

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