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Does Britain need an industrial policy?

2:00pm, Sunday 5 September 2010, Location

Professor James Woudhuysen will introduce a discussion on ‘Does Britain need an industrial policy?’

Some questions to consider:

  * Could an industrial policy avoid austerity and inject dynamism into the economy?
  * Is it just another word for protectionism?
  * Can you pick winners?
  * How or should the state support the private sector?

READINGS

Leviathan Inc, The Economist, August 5 2010
Defence Procurement in Crisis: A Call for Leadership, Royal United Services Institute, 3 March 2010
Don’t neglect biotech, Simon Best, spiked
UK needs a selective industrial policy, Ha-Joon Chang, Comment is free, 3 May 2010