Crawley blogs for London School of Economics and Political Science

Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor in the University of Maine School of Economics, wrote “Regional development: Forget the Silicon Valley approach and play to local strengths” for the British Politics and Policy blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. He recommended that policymakers designing industrial development strategies consider location-specific characteristics of employment, interconnectedness and comparative advantage when identifying the best sectors (agriculture, mining, natural resource industries; manufacturing, engineering, construction; service industries; decision-makers) to foster.