Mining Industry, Industrial Policy and Economic Upgrade

Читать на русскоя языкеV.B. Kondratiev
Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
Russian Mining Industry №3 / 2022 р. 61-68

Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyze the role of industrial policy in promoting technological modernization and economic upgrading in two mining countries, i.e. Brazil and South Africa. It analyzes the mining complex of these countries, in which they have achieved certain advantages in international markets. The main results show the significant difficulties that industrial policy faces in creating mechanisms to overcome economic and technological lags. Transition towards a higher added value and more sophisticated and diversified economic activity forms the basis of a sustainable and healthy economy, allowing companies and industries to fully implement their potential, involves investment in a wide range of production facilities and institutional structures.

Keywords: South Africa, Brazil, mining industry, industrial policy, economic upgrade

For citation: Kondratiev V.B. Mining Industry, Industrial Policy and Economic Upgrade. Russian Mining Industry. 2022;(3):61–68.

Article info

Received: 24.02.2022

Revised: 16.03.2022

Accepted: 18.03.2022

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Vladimir B. Kondratiev – Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Professor, Head of Center for Industrial and Investment Research, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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