fbpx What do global experiences in industrial policy teach us? | Harvard Kennedy School
April 11-12, 2024
Harvard Kennedy School

In Spring 2024, the Reimagining the Economy Project will bring together researchers and policy practitioners from around the world to take stock of the range of current thinking in productive development policies.

We hope to answer questions such as: how are governments using the tools of industrial policy across a range of domains and objectives - to navigate the energy transition, growth in agriculture and small and medium enterprise, to enable innovation and job creation, and to address regional disparities? What new approaches are being used? How do approaches of emerging and advanced economies differ? Stemming from all of this, what are the institutional arrangements and state capacity concerns undergirding the implementation of these policies? Who are the actors and agencies involved and what roles do they play? How are the capabilities of these actors being built? 

The event will be organized as a series of panel discussions.

Institute Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alfred Chandler Chair of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Professor in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Global Co-Lead for Labor and Skills, World Bank

Head, Productivity Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Science Technology and Innovation Directorate, OECD

Founding Partner, HacePeru.pe; Former Minister of Production, Peru 

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California Los Angeles

Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Associate Professor in Economics, Oxford University

Assistant Professor of Economics, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy

Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value, University College London (UCL); Founding Director, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; Former Minister of Public Works, Liberia

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

Professor of Law and Social Science, Columbia Law School

IDB Representative in Mexico

Deputy Head of School (Research) and Professor of International Political Economy, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (ADA) at UNSW Sydney

Assistant Professor, Institute for Public Policy, Diego Portales University

Chief Research Officer: Climate and Development, University of Cape Town Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance; Former Deputy Director-General: Sectors in the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

More information to come 

More information to come. In the meantime, if you have suggestions for speakers - researchers or policymakers - please get in touch with us at reimaginingtheeconomy@hks.harvard.edu.