IEA-METI-RIETI Conference

New Thinking on Industrial Policy

Announcement

Industrial policies are back in fashion. The challenges concerning environmental sustainability and climate change require us to invest urgently in green technologies. Growing income and regional disparities have made it necessary to re-build inclusive production structures. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building resilient and dependable supply chains. Governments can learn considerably from other’s experiences in practicing industrial policy. They can also learn from a growing body of academic research on the design and consequences of industrial policy.
This conference, co-organized by the IEA, METI and RIETI, will be a venue for distinguished scholars and policy practitioners to share the latest findings on new industrial policies for the 21st century.

Please see below on the day.
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lai173-1U4o
Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECcgrFUtMGk

Information

  • Time and Date: 12:00pm-3:00pm (GMT) / 9:00pm-12:00am (JST) / 7:00am-10:00am (CDT) / 8:00am-11:00am (EDT), Friday, June 10, 2022
  • Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Memo: Online (Live Stream)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) / International Economic Association (IEA)
  • Contact: Event Management Office (bzl_conference@shapewin.co.jp) / Global Industrial Policy Office, Minister's Secretariat, METI (bzl-conference-ntip@meti.go.jp)

Program

12:00-12:10 OPENING REMARKS

HAGIUDA Koichi (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI, Japan)

Dani RODRIK (President, IEA)

12:10-12:20 KEYNOTE SPEECH: The Role of Industrial Policy in the New Era

Joseph STIGLITZ (Columbia University, US)

12:20-13:50 LATEST DEVELOPMENT ON INDUSTRIAL POLICIES (presentations and discussions)

SESSION1: PRESENTATIONS FROM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Chair

Dani RODRIK (President, IEA)

Speakers

HIRAI Hirohide (METI, Japan)

Donna LEONG (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK)

Discussants

Gordon HANSON (Harvard University, US)

Charles SABEL (Columbia University, US)

SESSION2: PRESENTATIONS FROM ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS

Chair

WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI, Japan)

Speakers

Austan GOOLSBEE (The University of Chicago, US)

Josh LERNER (Harvard University, US)

Discussants

Philipp STEINBERG (BMWK, Germany)

TOMIURA Eiichi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

13:50-13:55 Break

13:55-14:55 ACTIONS FOR ACHIEVING THE PURPOSE OF THE FORUM (panel discussion)

Chair

Ufuk AKCIGIT (IEA)

Speakers

Carol CORRADO (The Conference Board, US)

Chiara CRISCUOLO (OECD)

Piero GHEZZI (Former Minister of Production, Peru)

HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Kobe University, Japan)

HIRAI Hirohide (METI, Japan)

14:55-15:00 CLOSING REMARK

YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI, Japan)

Note: Agenda is subject to change