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Local Industrial Strategies: building on strengths, addressing weaknesses

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POLICY BRIEF

Local Industrial Strategies: building on strengths, addressing weaknesses

AUTHORS

Penny Mealy (Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge; Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford)
Jacob Miller (Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge)
Diane Coyle (Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge)

Published: March 2019

ABSTRACT

This policy brief draws on reports on Local Economic Complexity (by Penny Mealy and Diane Coyle) and Supply Chains (by Jacob Miller) prepared for the Greater Manchester Prosperity Review: www.gmprosperityreview.co.uk

Looking at examples provided from the research in Greater Manchester this report offers policy makers:

  1. New ways for visualising differences in places’ productive capabilities and their opportunities for economic development
  2. An exploration of supply chains and what Manchester businesses value, and what has helped them grow in today’s market
  3. A set of policy implications for regional growth

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  • About the author

    Professor Diane Coyle, Inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy

    Professor Coyle co-directs the Institute with Professor Kenny. She is heading research in the fields of public policy economics, technology, industrial strategy and global inequality.   Learn more

    Diane Coyle 2018
  • About the author

    Dr Penny Mealy, Research Associate

    Penny is a Research Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. In collaboration with Diane Coyle, Penny’s work focuses on a project entitled ‘Practical Wisdom in a Complex World’.   Learn more

    Penny Mealy