Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) is a research and policy unit located within the School of Economics. PRISM provides a lens to focus research and policy work broadly on issues of globalization, trade and industrialization. It is home to a number of related research activities, projects and programmes focused around the following issues: globalisation; global value chains; industrialisation; industrial policy; international trade; foreign investment; the defence industry; governance and economic policy; commodities and resource based industrialisation; infrastructure development; knowledge intensive services and innovation; employment intensive growth; international competitiveness of firms and clusters; China's economic impact on Africa; regulatory frameworks for trade, services and sectors; the distributional gains of industrial growth. Another feature of PRISM's work is its applied focus, responding to economic policy questions issues in South Africa, the rest of Africa and beyond.
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