Is the MIDP a Model for Selective Industrial Policies?

This paper is a commentary which addresses the key issues in the South African automotive industry. The paper discusses the success of the motor industry and of the principal policy instrument promoting it in recent years, the MIDP, comparative competitiveness indicators in the South African motor vehicle components industry, consumer costs and benefits of the MIDP, and possible reasons for the success of the MIDP and the associated policy environment.

  • Authors: Frank Flatters
  • Year: 2002
  • Organisation: TIPS/NEDLAC
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