New Industrial Policy in Emerging Economies – Experiences from Asia and the post-Communist Region


26-27 of June, Berlin

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We are happy to announce our Berlin Conference 2017 at 26-27 of June, New Industrial Policy in Emerging Economies – Experiences from Asia and the post-Communist Region. The conference will take place in Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation at Hiroshimastraße 17, Haus 1, 10785 Berlin. 

While industrial policies were heavily contested after the crises of protectionist economics during the 70's and 80's in Latin American and Asia with the paradigm of liberalization becoming the mainstream theory for economics, we are now witnessing a “rejuvenation” of industrial policies. The growing re-acceptance does not only come with the vibrant success of economies in East Asia and later Southeast Asia – countries which are said to be growing sustainable due to their restrictive and disciplined appliance of a strong industrial policy agenda. It also came with the financial crises of the Western developed and industrialized countries. Industrial policy does not only seem to be fashionable again for policy-advising in developing countries and emerging economies, but also the front-riders of the laissez-faire economic theory are working on a more strategic and proactive approach for their industries.


The conference New Industrial Policies in Emerging Economies: Institutional Foundations, Instruments and Economic Performance aims to bring together policy-advisers, experts, scholars, and researchers of industrial policy in order to discuss the re-emergence of industrial policies, analyse the link between industrial policy and economic performance and seek specialist policy advice for industrial policy design in emerging economies. All papers in the realms of economics, political science, sociology and related fields, which are in line with these objectives, are highly welcome.