Dr Jostein Hauge

Research Associate

Dr. Jostein Hauge is an economist and a Research Associate at the Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (Institute for Manufacturing) at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His research focuses on economic development, industrialisation, technological change, international trade, globalisation, and the role of the state in economic change. He is currently working on a book, The Future of Industrialisation, under contract with Oxford University Press. The book focuses on the ways in which the globalisation of production, digitalisation, and the threat of ecological collapse are calling into question the traditional path of economic development through industrialisation, and the implications this has for industrial policy.


Jostein’s research spans many academic disciplines, including International Political Economy, Development Studies, Industrial Economics, Economic Geography, and African Studies. His research has been published in internationally leading journals such as Third World Quarterly, African Affairs, and World Economy. In addition to his academic research, Jostein writes for media outlets such as The Guardian, The Conversation, International Politics and Society, and Africa is a Country. He also advises on policy issues for governments and international organisations, and has co-authored reports for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.


Jostein holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was supervised by Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. His thesis was entitledAfrican industrial policy in an era of expanding global value chains: the case of Ethiopia’s textile and leather industries”. He obtained his Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Jostein is actively involved with teaching at the University of Cambridge on two programmes in different departments — the MPhil in Development Studies and the MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture, and Management.


If you want to know more about his research, take a look at his website,, and/or join the conversation on Twitter: @haugejostein.





Journal articles


Hauge, J. (2020). “Industrial policy in the era of global value chains: Towards a developmentalist framework drawing on the industrialisation experiences of South Korea and Taiwan”, World Economy, 2020;00:1–23. | link


Hauge, J. (2019). “Should the African lion learn from the Asian tigers? A comparative-historical perspective on FDI-oriented industrial policy in Ethiopia, South Korea and Taiwan”, Third World Quarterly, 40 (11):2071-2091. | link


Hardy, V. and Hauge, J. (2019). “Labour challenges in Ethiopia’s textile and leather industries: no voice, no loyalty, no exit?”, African Affairs, 118 (473):712-736. | link



Book chapters


Hauge, J. and Chang, H-J. (2019). “The role of manufacturing versus services in economic development”, In P. Bianchi, C. Duran and S. Labory (eds.), pp.12-36, Transforming industrial policy for the digital age. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. | link


Hauge, J. and Chang, H-J. (2019). “The concept of a ‘developmental state’ in Ethiopia”, In F. Cheru, C. Cramer and A. Oqubay (eds.), pp. 824-841, The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. | link


Hauge, J. (2017). “Africa’s Industrial Policy Challenge: Does the Expansion of Global Value Chains Call for New Approaches?”, In C. Denzin and C. Cabrera (eds.), pp. 162-193, New Approaches to Productive Development: State, Sustainability, and Industrial Policy. Mexico City: Friedrich Ebert Foundation. | link



Policy reports


Hauge, J. and O’Sullivan, E. (2019). Inside the black box of manufacturing: conceptualizing and counting manufacturing in the economy. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Engineering Department. |link


Chang, H-J. Hauge, J. and Irfan, M. (2016). Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa. Addis Ababa: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). |link



Essays and op-eds


  • 2019. "Should the African lion learn from the Asian tigers? A comparison of FDI-oriented industrial policy in Ethiopia, South Korea and Taiwan", Developing Economics, August 20. | link
  • 2019. “The African Lion” (with Vincent Hardy), Africa is a Country, May 1. | link
  • 2018. “Eritrea and Ethiopia’s economic dividend”, Africa is a Country, December 6. | link
  • 2018. “Manufacturing still matters: five reasons why the IMF is wrong”, The Conversation, June 19. Republished in Portuguese by Exame, Brazil’s largest economics and business magazine. | link
  • 2018. “Don’t Rage Against the Machine”, International Politics and Society, May 24. Translated to German and Spanish. | link
  • 2017. “When African Lions become Asian Tigers: African industry needs to enjoy the same protections as its Asian counterparts did in their infancy”, International Politics and Society, June 16. | link
  • 2016. “Why Ethiopia is on track to become Africa’s industrial powerhouse” (with Muhammad Irfan), The Conversation, June 22. Republished in Quartz and All Africa. | link
  • 2016. “What African economies need: good, old fashioned industrial policy”, Africa is a Country, June 16. | link
  • 2015. “Made in India? Why manufacturing is the best route to development”, The Guardian, January 6. | link
  • 2014. “Africa’s economic ‘rise’ does not reflect reality”, The Guardian, September 3. | link


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