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PAST Conference on New Thinking on Industrial Policy

When: 10 June 2022, 8:00-11:00am US EDT (12:00-3:00pm GMT)

Keynote Speaker:  Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University

Sponsors:  Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan); International Economic Association

Program:  here

Youtube link:  here
















Industrial policies are back in fashion. The challenges concerning environmental sustainability and climate change require us to invest urgently in green technologies. Growing income and regional disparities have made it necessary to re-build inclusive production structures. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building resilient and dependable supply chains. Governments can learn considerably from other’s experiences in practicing industrial policy. They can also learn from a growing body of academic research on the design and consequences of industrial policy.

This conference, co-organized by the IEA, METI and RIETI, will be a venue for distinguished scholars and policy practitioners to share the latest findings on new industrial policies for the 21st century.

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