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.


Jostein graduated with a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. His thesis was entitled “African industrial policy in an era of expanding global value chains: the case of Ethiopia’s textile and leather industries”. Jostein 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.


In addition to his academic research, Jostein writes for 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 also supervises students and takes on teaching responsibilities at the University of Cambridge, specifically for the master’s degree in Industrial Systems, Manufacturing and Management (Institute for Manufacturing), and the master’s degree in Development Studies (Centre of Development Studies).


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





Journal articles


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. | link


Hardy, V. and Hauge, J. (2019). “Labour challenges in Ethiopia’s textile and leather industries: no voice, no loyalty, no exit?”, African Affairs. | 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.), Transforming industrial policy for the digital age (in press). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.


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


The Guardian

  • 2015. “Made in India? Why manufacturing is the best route to development”, January 6. | link
  • 2014. “Africa’s economic ‘rise’ does not reflect reality”, September 3. | link


The Conversation

  • 2018. “Manufacturing still matters: five reasons why the IMF is wrong”, June 19. Republished in Portuguese by Exame, Brazil’s largest economics and business magazine. | link
  • 2016. “Why Ethiopia is on track to become Africa’s industrial powerhouse” (with Muhammad Irfan), June 22. Republished in Quartz and All Africa. | link


Africa is a Country

  • 2019. “The African Lion” (with Vincent Hardy), May 1. | link
  • 2018. “Eritrea and Ethiopia’s economic dividend”, December 6. | link
  • 2016. “What African economies need: good, old fashioned industrial policy”, June 16. | link


International Politics and Society

  • 2018. “Don’t Rage Against the Machine”, 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”, June 16. | link

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