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Date and Location

November 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET
Weil Town Hall


Growth Lab Research Seminar: New U.S. Industrial Innovation Policies Photo

Despite longstanding opposition from mainstream economists and neoliberal perspectives to industrial policy, the United States, confronted by advanced technology competition from China, climate change, and a global pandemic, adopted from 2020-2022 a series of major industrial policy programs. Although the U.S. Defense Department has long practiced industrial policy approaches, and the U.S. has followed industrial economic policies in its agriculture, transportation, electric power and healthcare sectors, the new programs focused on promoting technology innovation can be labeled “industrial innovation policy.” The large scale of these efforts amounted to a new step for the U.S. in non-defense sectors. 

This talk will review six major examples of new U.S. industrial innovation policies. All involve federal government interventions into the post-research phases of innovation, from development to prototyping, testing, demonstration, and production. 

Whether attending in person or virtually, please register in advance. 

The Growth Lab's Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speakers and Presenters

William B. Bonvillian, Lecturer at MIT, and Senior Director for special projects at MIT’s Office of Open Learning


Additional Organizers

​Growth Lab