Theme of the Conference : “Cascading fragilities”, Organized by The Other Canon: Oslo, 26 June 2009, Voksenaasen Hotel
Authors of the paper : Prof. Erik S. Reinert, The Other Canon Foundation & Tallinn University of Technology | Dr. Yves Ekoué Amaïzo, Director of the Think Tank “Afrology” | Prof. Rainer Kattel, Tallinn University of Technology
The world is experiencing an important number of countries which are qualified as failed, failing or fragile States. One of the characteristics of poor countries lies in both the unhealthy governance provided by whatever is qualified as State and a lack of productive structure. This paper is an attempt to contribute to the improvement of the traditional and mainstream economic orthodoxy which usually denies poor nations the adequate time and economic protection to promote their industrialization process. Based on selected time series statistics, it becomes obvious that there are strong correlations between a particular type of national economic production structure and the propensity of a Nation-State to fail and to diverge from industrialized countries.
Presentation: Yves Ekoué AMAÏZO, Ph. D., MBA
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