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