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The New Industrial Policy of the European Union

  • Adam A. Ambroziak


  • Presents a combination of theory, analysis of relevant experiences and best practice in regard to changes in EU industrial policies

  • Offers valuable insights for countries, such as Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, that are starting down the path to closer cooperation with the EU

  • Represents an informative guide for decision-makers and businesses to the kind of instruments that should be applied to improve the competitiveness of EU industry


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. State of Play of Industry in the European Union

  3. A Framework for a New Industrial Policy of the European Union

About this book


The main objective of this book has been to carry out research into the definition of industrial policy and its goals; to evaluate previously-introduced policies and instruments; and to identify the future challenges for and features of a modern EU industrial policy. A modern industrial policy is seen as a non-traditional policy towards the industrial sector, based not necessarily on only the elimination of market failures (within the sectoral and/or horizontal approaches), but rather on expanding the scope of industrial economic activities within the framework of both the pre- and post-fabrication stages.

The book targets three market segments: academics; policy and decision-makers at the EU, national and regional level, as well as business practitioners. It includes a wide-ranging analysis of different spheres of industrial policies conducted within the European Union, making it of interest to an international audience. Each chapter also offers detailed and valuable comments, as well as conclusions that can be generally applied, ensuring the book’s universality. The book presents the results of a research project conducted in the Collegium of World Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics.


Industrial Policy European Integration Coordination of Economic Policy European Union State Aid Policy Innovation Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam A. Ambroziak
    • 1
  1. 1.Warsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

About the editors

Adam A. Ambroziak, Ph.D., Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics; member of the Science Board of the Collegium of World Economy; specializing in the EU internal market policy, state aid policy, cohesion policy, common commercial policy, industrial policy, and in using EU funds; expert in decision-making process in the European Union and in the EU lobbing; Head of Postgraduate Programme in Administration and Management, of Postgraduate Programme in European Funds Management, of Postgraduate Programme in Public Aid; author of over 100 scientific publications and analyses on the EU economic policy, state aid policy, and on EU internal market drafted for Polish administration and international organisations; lecturer and trainer in European economic integration and in European lobbing; actively involved in Poland’s EU association, accession negotiations and in the adjustment of the Polish legal system and economy to the provisions of the Europe Agreement; currently takes part in decision-making process in the EU in the field of competitiveness and growth; lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics, Centre of Europe at the University of Warsaw, University of Gdańsk, National School of Public Administration in Poland, and at the Polish Institute of International Affairs; visiting researcher and visiting professor at the University of Glasgow and University of Economics in Bratislava, as well as College of Europe (Natolin); for more see:

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