The European Union's Response to Made in China 2025

Marcus Holm Otte & Frederik Nordfred Wehlast

Student thesis: Master thesis


This thesis investigates and explains EUs legislative response to the “Made in China 2025” industrial policy. Doing so, this thesis presents insights of the characteristics of the “Made in China 2025” strategy and how it has materialised in relation to the EU. The analysis illustrates sector specific FDI flows and thus analyses the legislative response relating to these sectors. Using historical institutionalism, the thesis argues that a very limited legislative response from the EU has taken place as a result of its institutional past. The thesis argues that this path dependence shapes EU’s ability to respond extensively to the “Made in China 2025” industrial policy.

EducationsMSc in International Business and Politics, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2020
Number of pages106
SupervisorsMorten Ougaard