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Dr Jostein Hauge is a political economist and an Assistant Professor at the Centre of Development Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). He is also a Fellow of Magdalene College. Prior to his post at the University of Cambridge, he was an LSE Fellow in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Hauge completed his PhD at the Centre of Development Studies in POLIS, supervised by Ha-Joon Chang. He obtained his Master’s degree in Political Economy of Development from the University of Londons School of Oriental and African Studies, and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Dr Hauge’s research lies at the intersection of international political economy and development economics, with a particular focus on economic development and industrialization in the global South. He is the author of “The Future of the Factory: How Megatrends are Changing Industrialization”, a book coming out in 2023 with Oxford University Press. The book investigates how industrialization pathways are shaped by recent technological developments, new forces of globalization, and the threat of ecological collapse. It also charts new pathways for industrial policy and global governance. While Dr Hauge’s work concerns economic development in the global South as a whole, much of his work has focused and still focuses on Africa, in particular the political economy of development in Ethiopia.

His recent research has been published in African Affairs, Development Policy Review, Geoforum, New Political Economy, Third World Quarterly, and World Economy. In addition to his academic research, Dr Hauge writes for media 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 and essays for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UN Industrial Development Organisation, the World Economic Forum, and the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.


Key publications: 

You can access all of the below publications on Dr Hauge’s website: There, you will also find essays and op-eds he has published.


1. Hauge, J. (2023). The Future of the Factory: How Megatrends are Changing Industrialization. Oxford University Press (in production).


Journal articles

2. Schaefer, S. and Hauge, J. (2023). “The muddled governance of state-imposed forced labour: multinational corporations, states, and cotton from China and Uzbekistan", New Political Economy (online first).

3. Hauge, J. (2021). "Manufacturing-led development in the digital age: how power trumps technology". Third World Quarterly (online first).

4. Castañeda‐Navarrete, J., Hauge, J., López‐Gómez, C. (2021). “COVID‐19’s impacts on global value chains, as seen in the apparel industry”, Development Policy Review, 39 (6): 953-970

5. Hauge, J. (2020). “Industrial policy in the era of global value chains: Towards a developmentalist framework drawing on the industrialisation experiences of South Korea and Taiwan”, World Economy, 43 (8): 2070-2092.

6. Parschau, C. and Hauge, J. (2020). “Is automation stealing manufacturing jobs? Evidence from South Africa’s apparel industry”, Geoforum, 115 (Oct 2020): 120-131.

7. Hauge, J. (2019). “Should the African lion learn from the Asian tigers? A historical-comparative perspective on FDI-oriented industrial policy in Ethiopia, South Korea and Taiwan”, Third World Quarterly, 40 (11): 2071-2091.

8. Hardy, V. and Hauge, J. (2019). “Labour challenges in Ethiopia’s textile and leather industries: no voice, no loyalty, no exit?”, African Affairs, 118 (473): 712-736.


Book chapters

9. Hauge, J. and Chang, H-J. (2019). “The role of manufacturing versus services in economic development”, In P. Bianchi, S. Labory, and C. Duran (eds.), Transforming Industrial Policy for the Digital Age, pp. 12-36. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

10. Hauge, J. and Chang, H-J. (2019). “The concept of a ‘developmental state’ in Ethiopia”, In F. Cheru, C. Cramer and A. Oqubay (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy, pp. 824-841. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

11. 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.), New Approaches to Productive Development: State, Sustainability, and Industrial Policy, pp. 162-193. Mexico City: Friedrich Ebert Foundation.


Policy reports

12. Gebreluel, G., Hauge, J. and Woldemariam, M. (2020). COVID-19 in the Horn of Africa: Political and Economic Impacts. Hateta Policy Research.

13. Hauge, J., Kenward, M. and Wightman, S. (2020). The future of the manufacturing workforce. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Engineering Department.

14. Hauge J. and O’Sullivan, E. (2019). Inside the black box of manufacturing: conceptualising and counting manufacturing in the economy. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Engineering Department.

15. Chang, H-J., Hauge J. and Irfan, M. (2016). Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa. Addis Ababa: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Teaching and Supervisions


At the University of Cambridge, Dr Hauge teaches Development Economics (Paper 1) and Political Economy of Development in Africa (Paper 250), both offered at the Centre of Development Studies. He is the coordinator for both courses. He also supervises undergraduate students (Themes and Issues in Politics and International Relations: POL5 and POL19) and postgraduate students (Dissertation for MPhil in Development Studies). 

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