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Society’s transition toward more sustainable energy sources is well underway. But substantially reducing the use of fossil fuels will profoundly disrupt the communities that currently dedicate themselves to carbon-intensive industries. Gordon Hanson writes for the Aspen Economic Strategy Group.


A modern industrial policy would need to move beyond the traditional focus on manufacturing and globally competitive industries to the service sector and smaller and medium-sized firms. Dani Rodrik writes for the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. 


Conventional welfare state policies are inadequate to address labour market polarization. Dani Rodrik and Stefanie Stantcheva propose a strategy aimed directly at the productive sphere of the economy and targeting an increase in the supply of ‘good jobs’


The Reimagining the Economy Project  together with  the Aspen Economic Strategy Group will be hosting a webinar titled Local Labor Market Impacts of the Energy Transition, featuring Gordon Hanson, Melissa Kearney, and John Podesta

The Reimagining the Economy project convened 20 economists and political scientists for a workshop on firm support policies, including management and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and tax incentives. 


Dr. Heather Boushey, Congressman Ro Khanna, and Professors Danielle Allen and Edward Glaeser discuss the U.S.'s development challenges, and the need for local experimentation and place-based policies.



Gordon Hanson in Boston Globe, February 1, 2023


Dani Rodrik in Project Syndicate, October 12, 2022


Dani Rodrik in Project Syndicate, September 9, 2022


Dani Rodrik in Project Syndicate, August 8, 2022


Dani Rodrik, in Project Syndicate, July 5, 2022