Antonio Andreoni

SOAS University of London

Antonio Andreoni is Professor of Development Economics at the Department of Economics, SOAS University of London. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Honorary Professor at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London (UCL), UK. He also holds an ASN National Habilitation to Full Professor in Economics in Italy. He has published extensively on production dynamics, technological change, and social conditions of innovation; structural transformation, GVCs, industrial ecosystems; financialisation and corporate governance; political economy of industrial policy; energy transition and sustainable industrial restructuring; competition policy, digitalisation, platform economy. His publications include articles in the Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Development and Change, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Technovation, Health Policy and Planning, Energy Policy, European Journal of Development Research and Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. His recent books include: Structural Transformation in South Africa (OUP, 2021) and From Financialisation to Innovation (CUP, 2022). Antonio is a co-Editor of the European Journal of Development Research. He has been an advisor for several international organisations including UNIDO, UNCTAD, ILO, UNDP, UN ECA, World Bank and OECD, as well as national governments in industrial policy making. Antonio holds a PhD from Cambridge University and is Life Member of Clare Hall.

Antonio Andreoni, Keun Lee & Sofia Torreggiani

Global Value Chains, ‘In-Out-In’ Industrialization, and the Global Patterns of Sectoral Value Addition

Since the emergence and diffusion of regional and global value chains, production-chain development has always played a key role in shaping countries’ structural transformation. Over the years, the geographical breadth, length, and depth of these chains have changed significantly. Building on the ...

Julian Boys, Antonio Andreoni

Upgrading through global, regional or national value chains? Firm-level evidence from the East African textiles & apparel sector

This paper introduces the concept of value chain directionality to investigate how orientation to different value chains has implications for productive learning and industrial outcomes. We develop and test this concept building on a purposefully designed firm-level survey focused on the textile a...

Antonio Andreoni and Simon Roberts

Geopolitics Of Critical Minerals In Renewable Energy Supply Chains

Addressing the climate change crisis calls for an accelerated deployment of renewableenergy technologies – solar panels and wind turbines – as well as a shift towards electric vehicles (EV) (Bainton et al., 2021). The manufacturing of these technologies, however, relies on the availability and s...

Antonio Andreoni, Pamela Mondliwa, Simon Roberts, and Fiona Tregenna

Structural Transformation in South Africa The Challenges of Inclusive Industrial Development in a Middle-Income Country

Taking South Africa as an important case study of the challenges of structural transformation, Structural Transformation in South Africa offers a new micro-meso level framework and evidence linking country-specific and global dynamics of change, with a focus on the current challenges and opportuniti...

Ha‐Joon Chang, Antonio Andreoni

Industrial Policy in the 21st Century

Industrial policy is back at the centre stage of policy debate, while the world is undergoing dramatic transformations. This article contributes to the debate by developing a new theory of industrial policy, incorporating some issues that have been neglected so far and taking into account the recent...

Antonio Andreoni, Ha-Joon Chang

The political economy of industrial policy: Structural interdependencies, policy alignment and conflict management

Industrial policy is back in the mainstream debates. The paper provides a long-term analytical perspective of the industrial policy debate, and it critically assesses the current mainstream phase of the debate in light of three fundamental theoretical insights that developed along several decades of...

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