Kartik Akileswaran

Kartik Akileswaran is co-founder of Growth Teams, an organization that works hand-in-hand with developing country governments to promote inclusive growth.

Industrial Policy Is a Verb

Critics of industrial policy claim that state interventions into the market lead to inefficient subsidies, protectionism, or the “picking of winners.” Kartik Akileswaran and Rohan Sandhu argue that when industrial policy is instead viewed as an iterative, dynamic process between the private and public sectors, and undergirded by the state's capacity to play this role,  it leads to a more sophisticated understanding of industrial policy’s manifold historical manifestations and benefits.

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