Napoleonic protectionism: how France's cotton industry gained
Can temporary protection from trade with advanced economies foster the development of ‘infant industries’ in developing countries? Reka Juhasz considers a natural experiment: Napoleon’s wartime blockade of British exports, which allowed protected regions to build capacity in the new technology of mechanised cotton spinning and later to compete successfully in international markets.
19 January 2015 Paper Number CEPCP438
This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Trade programme.