Economia e Politica Industriale

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 491–502

Industrial policy and the future of manufacturing


DOI: 10.1007/s40812-016-0057-2

Cite this article as:
Andreoni, A. & Chang, HJ. Econ Polit Ind (2016) 43: 491. doi:10.1007/s40812-016-0057-2


The paper aims at reconstructing the industrial policy debate by focusing on a number of theoretical issues, in particular the contested nature of industrial policy—its selectivity—also in relation to manufacturing and the different rationales for industrial policy making. The paper concludes by looking ahead into the future of manufacturing and focuses on the need for rethinking our understanding of global production and emerging technologies for increased prosperity.


Industrial policy Manufacturing Interdependencies Capabilities Uncertainty 

JEL Classification

L50 L60 O14 O25 O38 

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© Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsSOAS University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and Centre of Development StudiesUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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