Amidst the cries for economic diversification, I have argued that the focus should be on differentiation- existing capacities deployed in new ways. This research supports my point.
3/ Regions should not start new activities from scratch but instead build on pre-existing assets and capabilities. This idea is based on what @cesifoti and my colleagues call the 'Principle of Relatedness': https://t.co/iFFCeKfedu
@janditzen @jeffrlin Path dependencies among activities have been empirically studied for decades. This paper with +2000 citations helped accelerate their study https://t.co/kNgzjtpVCx More recently we came together with many scholars to proclaim this idea