East of England (Branch)


Dr Peter Tyler


Forthcoming Event: Annual Cambridge Political Economy Society Conference supported by the RSA

The RSA once again is supporting the Annual Cambridge Political Economy Society conference, this year entitled Back on the Agenda? Industrial Policy Revisited Conference.
The conference will take place on Thursday 12 July and Friday 13 July 2018 from 9am to 6pm each day in the McGrath Conference Centre, at St Catharine’s College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL.
The conference will focus on Industrial Policy (IP) which, after years of disrepute in several countries is back in vogue of late at regional, national and international levels, driven by concerns over competitiveness, globalisation, de-industrialisation, unemployment and, in the European case, by comparatively slow growth. Modern industrial policy is a broad concept and has moved beyond entailing specific industrial policies (that aim to improve the competitiveness of particular firms and sectors); rather, it is increasingly viewed as the architecture through which the state enables businesses and people to acquire new capabilities to enhance growth and socio-economic development within geographical places. A selection of the papers from the conference will be published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.
Themes for the conference include:

Speakers include: David Bailey, Amy Glasmeier, Phil Tomlinson, Peter Tyler, Lisa de Propris, Diane Coyle, Marianne Sensier, Antonio Andreoni, Ron Boschma, Luciana Lazzeretti, Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Sandrine Labory, Julie Froud, Dan Coffey, Alan Southern, Jennifer Clark, Michael Indergaard, Kevin Morgan, Karen Chapple, Greg Schrock, Kritsada Patluang, Chris Pitelis, Michael Kitson, Fabian Faller, Dieter Kogler, Mia Gray, Harry Garretsen, Judith Clifton, Peter Sunley, Ron Martin.

For more information including registration and programme details please click here.

Please note that all attendees to the conference must register beforehand. The deadline for the Call for Papers was 6 January 2018 and is now CLOSED. 


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