Jostein Hauge is a Research Assistant/Associate at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the IfM. He recently submitted his PhD dissertation at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. The dissertation focused on industrial policy in African countries, particularly if and how the expansion of global value chains should affect the formulation of such policies. He studied Ethiopia in particular, with a focus on the global textile and leather products industries.
While continuing with some of the research he did as a PhD student, the main focus of his research at the IfM will be studying economic value capture in global production networks and international approaches to industrial policy.
He holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Prior to starting his PhD, he lived in Asmara, Eritrea, working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission.
He has done consulting work for various organisations, including Norwegian Church Aid, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and most recently the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. His writings and research have been featured in The Economist, The Guardian and BBC World Radio.