A paperback edition of a highly successful hardcover edition, "Chemicals and Long-Term Economic Growth" examines how commercial and technological leadership in the chemical industry has developed over the last century and a half, the forces that powered this shifting leadership, and how economic and management lessons learned can help in creating policies to promote long-term economic health in the industry. ? Addresses the sources of comparative advantage and growth in the chemical industry, focusing on how these sources have varied over time, across countries, and in different industries. ? Discusses the development of new technologies and overall organization of the industry and what we can learn from them.