Daniela Arregui Coka
Junior Project Manager,
Bertelsmann Stiftung


Daniela finished her Bachelor in Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her Bachelor thesis with the title “Urban Concentration and Economic Growth” focused on the effect of economic development on urban primacy.

Daniela is currently enrolled in the Master program of International Economics at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen where she pursues a specialization in development economics and quantitative methods.

Her previous professional experiences include a student assistant position at the Geog-August Universität Göttingen, as well as internships at the DIW Berlin, Embassy of Ecuador in Germany and the Delegation of the EU to Ecuador.

Daniela Arregui Coka, 16.01.2020, Junior Project Manager Programm Megatrends.
Published Posts byDaniela Arregui Coka
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A New European Industrial Strategy

For almost a year now, European politicians have struggled with how the future of European industry should look. On March 10, 2020, this question received its first answer with the publication of the European Commission’s “A New Industrial Strategy for Europe”. In this post, we take a look at this proposal, its implications, and main […] More ...

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Industrial Policy – Lessons from China

Industrial policy has been a reform instrument in China since the late 1980s, playing a decisive role in China’s development from an imperative planned economy to a “market economy with Chinese characteristics.” So, it is not surprising that industry has become one of the most important pillars of the Chinese economy over the years. Now, […] More ...

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Industrial Policy – Lessons from the USA

Several rankings indicate that the US is among the most innovative countries in the world. Often considered a country that takes a market-liberal approach to industrial policy, the state, in fact, plays quite an active role. More ...

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Are German and European Politics ready for Industrial Policy Reform?

  This is the second post in our series on globalization and innovation as drivers of new industrial policy in the EU and Germany. See the first post here.  Over the last few years, industrial policy has become an increasingly more relevant topic for German and European policymakers. This interest has been rather controversial, leading […] More ...

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Is Industrial Policy Now on the Front Line of Policy-Making?
The first in our series on Globalization and Innovation as Drivers of a New Industrial Policy in the EU and Germany

With our upcoming study “Can we learn from Trump and Xi? Globalization and Innovation as Drivers of a New Industrial Policy”, we will highlight potential learnings for Germany and the EU from the US and China. During the following weeks, we will disseminate the study in our blog – giving you a closer look at the industrial policy approaches of the US and China and possibilities for future industrial policy-making in the EU and Germany. More ...


Automation, AI & Robots: The End of Labor or The Golden Age of Workers?
Our take on Acemoglu & Restrepo’s The Race Between Man and Machine

Whether an economy will profit from the benefits of automation will therefore depend on an underlying system that minimizes the negative impact of the displacement effect and fosters, at the same time, countervailing forces like the reinstatement effect of automation. Yet the diversity of economic, political and social systems around the world raises the question whether and how these effects will impact individual countries and regions. In the attempt to find an answer to this question, we talked to Daron Acemoglu. More ...

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The Future of Capitalism: Social Democracy in Crisis? (Part 2)
A conversation with Paul Collier

During our visit to the Global Solutions Summit 2019, we had the chance to talk to Paul Collier, professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Oxford and author of “The Future of Capitalism”. As we highlighted in our last post, with his newest book, the author questions modern social democracy and appeals for a future where capitalism is not only prosperous but also more ethical. More ...

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The Future of Capitalism: Social Democracy in Crisis?
A book abstract of “The Future of Capitalism” by Paul Collier

With his latest book, the British economist Paul Collier attempts to unmask the existential crisis of modern capitalism. According to the author, social democracy has failed to deliver on its promise to create a cooperative and morally reciprocal society. “The Future of Capitalism” is Collier’s appeal to reset the mindset of modern social democracy, to […] More ...

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Can We Have a Rational Discussion on Industrial Policy?
China’s state capitalism puts long maligned industrial policy back on the table

“Industrial policy” is back in the headlines. Whether in the European Union, Germany, or the United States, there is an ongoing debate in the media, among politicians and economists about the future of the industrial sector. While some observers fear that governments implementing industrial policy (or interfering in the markets, as detractors might say) will cause a roll-back right into a GDR- or Soviet-style planned economy, others regard it as a panacea to counteract China’s state capitalism. Yet, why do industrial policy discussions cause such a stir? More ...