Identifying and Supporting Industries of the Future

Organised by Andrew Reamer, George Washington University and David Hart, George Mason University
Event type External Event
Location Zoom
Start date 21 October 2020 12:00:00 PM (ET)

ISA Fall 2020 Industrial Policy Series 

Identifying and Supporting Industries of the Future

Many countries seek to identify and target support to industries that their governments believe will grow and provide other social benefits in the future. Chalmers Johnson’s 1982 MITI and the Japanese Miracle famously described how Japan did so, triggering a debate in the United States. The issue remains lively in Washington policy circles, as shown by the Trump administration’s proposed Industries of the Future Program. This session will place the current debate in historical context, describe the administration’s proposal, and provide perspectives on it from the executive and legislative branches.

Kent Hughes, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center
Lynne Parker, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Adam Rosenberg, Staff Director; House Science, Space, and Technology Committee: Energy Subcommittee

David Hart, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University