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Forum 2023: Industrial Policy in an era of global structural change - Implications for Southern Africa

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Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies

1 August 2023 - 2 August 2023


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Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) will host its Annual Forum on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-2 August 2023. The theme is Industrial Policy in an era of global structural change: Implications for Southern Africa.


Over the past 15 years, far-reaching structural changes have taken place that impact on how we approach industrial policy.


The global financial crisis shook financial markets and set off a multi-year recession and significant job losses, with a lasting impact on South Africa. International trade stagnated in constant dollar terms from 2010, in the biggest slowdown since World War II. At the same time, international financial markets increased lending to countries in the Global South, leaving them vulnerable later when the world economy contracted during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The TIPS 2023 Forum will bring together academics, policymakers, civil society organisations, workers and practitioners to discuss these issues and share ideas on the way forward.


Event description based directly on the source.

Conference Partners

Department of Trade Industry and Competition

University of Johannesburg

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