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A considerable literature that has developed in recent years providing rigorous evidence on how industrial policies work. Dani Rodrik, along with  Nathan Lane and Réka Juhász review the standard rationales and critiques of industrial policy and provide an overview of new approaches to measurement


The United Kingdom faces a good-jobs challenge. The British economy falls short on inequality metrics on the one hand, and average household disposable income levels on the other. Vidit Doshi, Huw Spencer, and Dani Rodrik set out what a new approach for the UK economy could look like.


Economic policy needs to be guided by an overall animating vision. Dani Rodrik describes an approach he calls "productivism," which prioritizes the dissemination of productive economic opportunities throughout all regions of the economy and segments of the labor force.


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.



Dani Rodrik, in Project Syndicate, March 9, 2023


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