Panel: U.S. Industrial Policy at the Crossroads

The Biden administration has resurrected industrial policy with a vengeance, reviving old intellectual debates about the virtues and vices of industrial policy and sparking new ones.

Recorded on Sept. 12, 2023, this program brought together scholarly debates about industrial policy with a discussion of the practical challenges of designing and implementing industrial policy in the United States.

The first panel, “A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on US Industrial Policy,” reviewed the lessons from the study of the comparative political economy of industrial policy and apply them to the US today.

The second panel, “The New US Industrial Policy: Cooperation or Conflict with our Allies?” examined the economic and political impact of US industrial policy on European and Asian partners, and assess the potential for collaboration and conflict.


  • Todd Tucker, Director, Industrial Policy and Trade, The Roosevelt Institute
  • Kate Gordon, former Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
  • Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business
  • John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science
  • Paul Pierson, John Gross Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director, Berkeley Economy and Society Initiative
  • Steve Vogel, Il Han New Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and Political Economy