Dr Jostein Hauge

Assistant Professor at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge
Lecturer in Development Studies, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr Jostein Hauge is a political economist and Assistant Professor in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, based at the Centre of Development Studies and the Department of Politics and International Studies. He is also a Fellow of Magdalene College. His research lies at the intersection of international political economy and development economics, with a particular focus on global and national industrialization processes. He is the author of The Future of the Factory: How Megatrends are Changing Industrialization, published by Oxford University Press. The book investigates how industrialization pathways are shaped by recent technological developments, new forces of globalization, and the threat of ecological collapse. It also charts new pathways for industrial policy and global governance.

Jostein’s recent research has been published in various academic journals, including African Affairs, Development Policy Review, Geoforum, New Political Economy, Third World Quarterly, and World Economy. In addition to his academic research, Jostein advises on policy issues for governments and international organisations, and has co-authored reports and articles 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. His work has also appeared in various media outlets, such as The Guardian, The Economist, Bloomberg, and The Conversation.

Prior to his post at the University of Cambridge, Jostein 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. He holds a PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he was supervised by Ha-Joon Chang. He obtained his Master’s degree in Development Economics 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.

Jostein’s teaching covers development economics, international political economy, and political economy of development in Africa. He also teaches skills for essay - and dissertation writing, and supervises dissertation projects for master’s students.