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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). 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 London's 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 interests are in the areas of international political economy, economic development and industrialisation, technological change and digitalisation, and the role of the state in economic change. He is currently working on a book, The Fate of the Factory: Manufacturing-led Growth in the 21st Century, under contract with Oxford University Press. The book investigates the ways in which the globalisation of production, digitalisation, and the threat of ecological collapse are calling into question manufacturing-led economic development and growth, and the implications this has for industrial policy. 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, 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.

Journal articles

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

2. 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

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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

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

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

12. 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.

13. 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 co-coordinator of Paper 1 and sole coordinator of Paper 250. He also supervises undergraduate students on Themes and Issues in Politics and International Relations (POL5 and POL19).

Assistant Professor, Centre of Development Studies
BSc (NTNU, Norway), MSc (SOAS, University of London), PhD (University of Cambridge)
Dr Jostein Hauge

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