# Does immiserizing growth exist outside of theory?

For a course in international trade, our professor touched on the idea of immiserizering growth. He emphasized that immiserizing growth was a theoretical outcome from specialization of trade and did not provide the class with examples on the global market.
What are some real world examples of immizerizing growth?

As an example, Ramon Lopez (1991), in "Microeconomic Distortions: Static Losses and their Effect on the Efficiency of Investment", studying the economy of Chile for the period 1974-1989, estimated that, under full employment, the critical tariff rate for the prospect of immiserizing growth to arise would be $185$%, while with unemployment, it would be $260$%, which are too high compared to observed tariff rates.