This lecture will provide a broad overview of how industrial policy has gone in and out of fashion over the last few decades, and why it is so important at the moment. It will set out some of the challenges that current policies attempt to tackle - skills, productivity and regional disparities.
The speakers will furthermore discuss how trade policy and industrial policy are linked and what this means in the context of the UK and Brexit.
Swati Dhingra is Lecturer in Economics, Deaprtment of Economics, LSE.
Steve Coulter, LSE Fellow in Political Economy of Europe at the European Institute.
Bob Hancké is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute.