TIPS FORUM 2021
Reconstruction and Recovery
Rethinking Inclusive Industrialisation in Response to COVID-19
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) will host its 2021 Annual Forum on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 August on the theme of the Reconstruction and Recovery: Rethinking Inclusive Industrialisation in Response to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a slowdown in international trade, and disrupted global supply chains and the organisation of work. In addition, pre-existing inequalities and structural constraints on growth have been exacerbated. Economic policy interventions that have been implemented in response to the pandemic have highlighted pre-existing tensions between key economic players across the globe. This context brings new challenges, opportunities and imperatives for industrial policy, in South Africa, the region and internationally. The Forum seeks to provide a platform for key economic policy players to collectively reflect on the socio-economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, unpack the basic assumptions embedded within approaches to industrial policy within the South African and regional context, and explore opportunities and prospects for economic recovery and reconstruction.
It is being held in partnership with the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI) at the University of Johannesburg, and in association with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).
The format of the Forum will be confirmed.
Call for papers
Between 20 and 25 proposals will be selected for presentation at the conference.
Authors are expected to submit a full version of the paper for distribution and publication on the TIPS website in addition to the presentation.
To be considered, abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday 31 March 2021.
(Abstract submissions should include full contact details of the authors.)
Authors will be notified of the decision by Thursday 8 April 2021.
Final papers are due for submission by Monday 12 July 2021.
If you wish to contribute,
please submit the title of your paper and an abstract of up to 500 words