Highly anticipated volume gathers contributions from editors and authors from all around the world on issues such as technological capabilities, green growth, middle-income trap, and innovation policy, just to name a few.

After four years of work, several days of discussion in conferences and workshops, and fruitful debates, the volume “The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-Up in Emerging Economies” was finally released on June 2021. The book is published by Oxford University Press and contains 16 chapters split into 4 book sections. The first section deals with “Technology Capability and Growth Performance at the Country Level”. Next, the book moves to the industry level with a section on “Technology Capability Upgrade and Sectoral Catch-Up”, followed by a discussion on green growth and the “Emerging Paradigm on Technology Capability Upgrading”. As for the final section, three chapters discuss “Innovation Policy for Technology Upgrading”.

The book synthesizes and interprets existing knowledge on technology upgrading failures in order to better understand the challenges of technology upgrading in emerging economies. The objective is to bring together diverse evidence on three major dimensions of technology upgrading: paths of technology upgrading, structural changes in the nature of technology upgrading, and the issues of technology transfer and technology upgrading.

The book is edited by InSySPo’s Principal Investigator Prof. Nicholas Vonortas (GWU/Unicamp), along with Prof. Jeong-Dong Lee (Seoul National University), Prof. Keun Lee (Seoul National University), Prof. Dirk Meissner (Higher School of Economics – NRU), and Prof. Slavo Radosevic (University College London). The volume is available for purchase from Oxford University Press. More information is available here.

If you want a ‘taste’ of the book content, you can watch some of the discussions that took place in our “Technology Upgrading and Economic Catch-Up” workshop series on Youtube, based in the book chapters. Full playlist available below: