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Faculty Research Forum - Collaborative Advantage: Forging Green Industries in the New Global Economy

September 26, 2022 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

In an era of rapid international economic integration, how do countries interact,  innovate, and compete in industries, like energy, that are fundamental to national interests?  

In Collaborative Advantage, Jonas Nahm examines the development of the wind and solar industries,  two historically important sectors that have long been the target of ambitious public policy. As wind and solar grew from cottage industries into lucrative global sectors of geopolitical importance, China, Germany, and the  United States each developed distinct constellations of firms with starkly different technical capabilities. The book shows that globalization itself has reinforced such distinct national patterns of industrial specialization.

Against the backdrop of policy efforts that have generally failed to grasp the cross-national nature of innovation, the book offers a novel explanation for both the causes of changes in the global organization of innovation and their impact on domestic politics. 

Location: Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW