Industrial strategies for Europe’s green transition

Industrial policies are not necessarily incompatible with competition and should be designed to not slow down structural change and business dynamics.

Publishing date
24 January 2024

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie invites Chiara Criscuolo and Reinhilde Veugelers. The speakers argue that the current pace of innovation is too slow to face the challenge of climate change and that a range of barriers and market failures remain at the root of the problem. To resolve these, a mission-oriented industrial strategy for the green transition is needed.

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