Macroeconomics

Community origins of industrial entrepreneurship: Theory and historical evidence from India

  • Blog Post Date 31 March, 2017
  • IGC Research on India
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Dilip Mookherjee

Boston University

dilipm@bu.edu

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Kaivan Munshi

University of Cambridge

munshi@econ.cam.ac.uk

The transition from agriculture to trade and the subsequent transition from trade to manufacturing are key stages in the development process. In countries where a substantial manufacturing sector exists, a few small communities often dominate it. This project seeks to examine, theoretically and empirically, the role played by community networks in the transition from trade to industry.

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