The New EU Industrial Policy

14  March 2023    3:00 pm CET

Bernhard Dachs, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

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Over the past 30 years, horizontal industrial policy was a no-go in the European Union. However, with the outbreak of Covid-19, this has changed. The EU has introduced several policy initiatives in recent years that focus on specific industries or technologies. This presentation provides an overview of these initiatives, and discusses their origins, rationales, and common characteristics. Furthermore, it raises the question of whether these initiatives will prove to be successful or not.

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Bernhard Dachs

Bernhard Dachs is Senior Scientist at the Center for Innovation Systems and Policy of AIT, Vienna. His areas of expertise are the economics of innovation and technological change, in particular with regard to the internationalization of R&D, digitalization, and the analysis of national and international technology policy. To date, his work has been mostly empirical and applied. He has been involved in a number of consultancy and research projects for Austrian as well as international clients. His research has been published in a number of international peer-reviewed journals.

Related literature:

  • Dachs, B. (2023) The EU Chips Act. FIW Policy Brief No 58, February 2023.
  • Criscuolo, C., N. Gonne, K. Kitazawa, and G. Lalanne (2022). Are industrial policy instruments effective? Paris: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 128.
  • Haddad, C. R., V. Nakić, A. Bergek, and H. Hellsmark (2022). Transformative innovation policy: A systematic review. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 43: 14-40.
  • Luo, Y. (2022). Illusions of techno-nationalism. Journal of International Business Studies, 53(3): 550-567.



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