My appointment at the Institute of Social Studies

It is now official! Here is the short statement about my new appointment at the International Institute of Social Studies as Senior Lecturer/UD1. My move is facilitated by the new ERC Starting Grant which begins on February 1st, 2021.

The new global political economy is increasingly defined by critical raw materials, of which rare earths elements are the most significant. Dr Nem Singh’s research will examine the globalized supply and demand for rare earths, from mining, processing, manufacturing, use and recycling, with a particular focus on rare earth mining as a tool for economic development.

His research project, Green Industrial Policy in the Age of Rare Metals: A transregional comparison of growth strategies in rare earth mining (GRIP-ARM), will examine how rare earth producers (China, Brazil and Kazakhstan) are formulating their globalization strategies through industrial policy. The project will subsequently examine the responses of rare earth consuming firms and states in the European Union and Japan to reduce their supply vulnerability and support their transition to a greener political economy.


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