I had a very stimulating conversation with Nathan Lane. Nathan is an empirical economist and an Associate Professor of economics at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the political economy of development, the economics of the state, and Industrial Policy. Nathan's work combines new methods from data science and traditional micro-data to understand questions at the heart of economic development -in particular, industrial development.
His work has focused on the policies behind the East Asian miracle, and the comparative experience of Asian economies. We discussed Industrial Policy in this conversation - and Nathan brought the careful nuance and clarity that characterizes his research. It was Nathan's research that inspired me to start the newsletter that evolved into the podcast - and I am grateful to him for having this conversation with me.
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