CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Online Seminar Series on “The Economics of Industrial Policy”

CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Online Seminar Series on “The Economics of Industrial Policy”

 

You are invited to watch the CEPR/EBRD/ETIC Online Seminar Series, which deals with the economics of industrial policy. The 6-week online seminars provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed.

Talks:

Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China (Presentation Slides
by Noam Yucthman (LSE and CEPR)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chaired by Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR)  - Tuesday 5 May 2020



The Textbook Case for Industrial Policy: Theory Meets Data (Presentation Slidesby Dominick Bartelme (University of Michigan)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chaired by Guido Friebel (Goethe University, Frankfurt and CEPR) - Tuesday 12 May 2020



Multinational Production and "Soft" Industrial Policies by Christian Volpe Martincus (IADB)

Chaired by Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King’s College London and IZA) - Tuesday 19 May 2020



Are “Complementary Policies" Substitutes? Evidence from R&D Subsidies in the UK (Presentation Slidesby Jacquelyn Pless (MIT)

Chaired by Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King’s College London and IZA) -  Tuesday 26 May 2020



Innovation Union: Costs and Benefits of Innovation Policy Coordination by Giammario Impullitti (Nottingham and CEPR)

Chaired by Guido Friebel (Goethe University, Frankfurt and CEPR) - Tuesday 2 June 2020

Video is currently not available.

Language Barriers and Knowledge Transfers from FDI: Experimental Evidence by Louise Guillouet (Columbia University) 

Chaired by Ralph De Haas (EBRD, Tilburg University and CEPR) - Tuesday 9 June 2020

Video is currently not available.

Keynotes:

Green Industrial Policy: Lessons and an Application to India (Presentation Slidesby Professor Ann E. Harrison (Haas Business School, Berkeley)

Chaired by Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR) - Thursday 4 June 2020 



Abstract:
I discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing green industrial policy in developing countries. I discuss some lessons learned, including warning against expecting too much from policies that encourage renewables while governments simultaneously subsidize fossil fuels. Focusing on India, I suggest the potential for hybrid policies that combine command-and-control regulations targeted at the intensive margin for the largest polluters with market-based incentives that widen the reach of environmental regulations.


Productive Development Policies: The Substance and the Organization by Professor Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard Kennedy School)

Chaired by Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR) - Thursday 11 June at 16:00 UK time

Abstract: Traditional industrial policy was focused on changing relative prices in favor of certain activities that governments tries to encourage, typically through tax holidays and other explicit or implicit subsidies. New Productive Developmen policies realize that the provision of specific public goods and of the appropriate business ecosystem are key to productive diversification and upgrading. This increases the dimensionality of the policy space and the informational requirements of the task.What are the tools and organizations that can perform these functions?

Video is currently not available.


Details about the Sponsors:

https://www.ebrd.com/home
https://cepr.org/
http://services.bepress.com/eot/

Organising Committee

Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King’s College London and IZA), Ralph De Haas (EBRD, Tilburg University and CEPR) and Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR).