Abstract for: Gonçalves - Discussant for Plenary Talk "Learning Economics with Dynamic Modeling in Ukraine, in Collaboration with Norway"

Gonçalves: As countries seek to develop, the administrative capability of governments to implement policies and programs that shape their growth and impact is critical. Data suggests that despite the attempt of many countries to engage in a development process, many of them remain stuck in “state development capability traps”, characterized by administrative capability that is both limited and slow. Focusing on these state development capability traps,” we discuss conditions that cause states to get stuck in capability traps and possible ways to escape or avoid them.