Babbage Lectures


Fourteenth Babbage Lecture, 11 December 2014, 18.00 - 19.00, SOAS, London

Ha-Joon Chang

Bringing production back into development

Ha-Joon Chang

Reader in the Political Economy of Development, University of Cambridge






Thirteenth Babbage Lecture, 12 November 2014, 17.00 - 19.00, IfM, Cambridge

Greater Boston’s Industrial Ecosystem: A Manufactory of Sectors

Michael Best

Emeritus Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell and former Co-director of the Centre for Industrial Competitiveness, USA.





Twelfth Babbage Lecture, 27 October 2014, 14.00 - 15.00, IfM, Cambridge

‘Make in India’: A New Paradigm for Manufacturing in India

Ranjan Mathai

Indian High Commissioner







Babbage Lecture, 31 July 2014, 17.00 - 19.00, IfM, Cambridge

Keun LeeSchumpeterian analysis of economic catch-up: knowledge, path-creation and the middle income trap

Professor Keun Lee

Director of the Center for Economic Catch-up, and a professor of economics at the Seoul National University





Tenth Babbage Lecture, 14 May 2014

The Entrepreneurial State and the Risk-Reward Relationship 


Professor Mariana Mazzucato

University of Sussex






Ninth Babbage Lecture, 13 May 2014

The Digital Future of Manufacturing, Policy and Technology Opportunities for American Innovation



Professor Thomas R. Kurfess

Georgia Institute of Technology






Second Annual Babbage Lecture, 13 February 2014

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Professor Giovanni Dosi

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa


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Seventh Babbage Lecture, 22 January 2014

21st Century Manufacturing:

Innovation Strategies and the Role of Technology Extension


Professor Philip Shapira

Manchester Institute for Innovation Research and Georgia Institute of Technology



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Sixth Babbage Lecture

Manufacturing Economic Growth

A conversation with Lord Adonis, Former Minister of State, Department of Transport



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First Annual Babbage Lecture

Linking science, engineering and economics - a progressive capitalism approach

Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge


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Fourth Babbage Lecture

Industrial Policy: emerging issues and new trends

Ken Warwick, independent economics consultant and former Director of Economics in the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


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Third Babbage Lecture

A new approach to industrial policy

Professor Patrizio Bianchi, University of Ferrara and Emilia Romagna Regional Government



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Second Babbage Lecture

Industrial and innovation policies in Brazil: recent paths and main challenges

Professor Mario Sergio Salerno, Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo, Brazil



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Inaugural Babbage Lecture

Mike GregoryHa Joon Chang

Charles Babbage's New Manufacturing System: The Lectures that Never Happened

Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Head, Institute for Manufacturing and Ha-Joon Chang, Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics.


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