Danny Leipziger – 46th St. Gallen Symposium
Prof. Danny Leipziger (US), Managing Director, Growth Dialogue
January 12, 2017
Danny Leipziger speaks at the 46th St. Gallen Symposium sharing his vision for how countries can grow and spread the benefits of that growth to many. The challenges of generating inclusive growth have never been more difficult, and yet the goals all the more important.
Inclusive Growth or Else
The decision to place inequality at the center of the discussion at Davos this year was a promising development. But actual solutions remain undeveloped, and concern about widening economic disparities within many countries remains inadequate, which must change if the current global economic recovery is to continue. More creative public policies to deal with rising inequality need the support...
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The Canadian government has taken a bold step in re-positioning its development assistance policy to focus on women. Exactly how this will be implemented and squared with other Canadian foreign policy goals is not yet clear — but two things do stand out. First, success will depend on identifying the binding constraints to women’s economic empowerment in specific countries...
Industrial Policy Revisited
Industrial policy has always been controversial and practiced by many countries in some fashion or other. The development experience that most exemplifies successful industrial policy (IP) is that of South Korea, where despite its excesses and negatives, it was part of a package of successful policies pursued by a government-led development strategies.
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