HKS Affiliated Authors

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


Premature Deindustrialisation in the Developing World. Dani Rodrik, February 12, 2015, Opinion, "Mention “deindustrialization,” and the image that comes to mind is that of advanced economies making their way into the post-industrial phase of development. In a new paper,[1] I show that the more dramatic trend is one of deindustrialization in the developing countries. This is a trend that is appropriately called premature deindustrialization, since it means that many (if not most) developing nations are becoming service economies without having had a proper experience of industrialization." Link