Professor of Industry, Aston University

David Bailey is Professor of Industrial Strategy at the Aston Business School. He has written extensively on industrial and regional policy, especially in relation to manufacturing and the auto industry.

His recent research has been funded by a number of state and private organisations. He was an Area Coordinator (on industrial policy) for the FP7 project ‘Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe’ (WWWforEurope) and is now participating in the H2020 RISE project MAKERS.

He is a regular newspaper columnist and media commentator. A previous Chair of the Regional Studies Association, David is now an Honorary Vice-Chair, and Deputy Chief Editor of the journal Regional Studies, as well as an editor of Policy Studies, and the Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.

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    Professor of Industry, Aston University