Journal Article

Rent Management – The Heart of Green Industrial Policy

Published on 2 September 2015

At the heart of green industrial policy is rent management: government creating and withdrawing opportunities for profitable investment.

This paper asks what the key factors are for rent management to succeed. Drawing on a range of literatures,the paper first deals with the critical success factors for ‘normal’ rent management and then turns to one of the most pressing and controversial issues of our time: how to bring about the transition to green energy.This is extra challenging because technological uncertainties are high, time horizons for investment are long, yet action is required now.

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Schmitz, H.; Johnson, O. and Altenburg, T. (2015) ‘Rent Management: The Heart of Green Industrial Policy’, New Political Economy 20.6: 812-31


Hubert Schmitz

Emeritus Fellow

Oliver Johnson
Tilman Altenburg

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published by
Taylor & Francis
Schmitz, H., Johnson, O. and Altenburg, T.
New Political Economy, volume 20, issue 6


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