Developmental studies usually is field of reasearch whose object is developing countries and industrial policy studies similarly are attributed to the developing countries or the things of the past. But still I feel that issues researched by these branches of economics are becoming more and more relevant to the economics of developed countries:
- How to make economic more fair and more distributed when technology developments create technological unemployment, when businesses require and reward exceptional talent but the jobs for least educated or least talented is replaced by automation and artificial intelligence
- Automation and artificial intelligence create opportunities to relocate manufacturing from the offshore to the onshore, remove back in developed countries. What policy decision about allocation of education, infrastructure spending promotes such relocation, should this trend be supported by the general or local governments and how?
- Industrial landscape is changing in current world, e.g. Artificial Intelligence is emering and completely new factor of production (along capital and labour). How this trend should be supported and how this trend should be guided for the benefit of all. What resources and how should be reallocated to increase competitivenes in all the new fields of technology - robotics, AI, ubiquitous computing, etc. Some of the developed countries rely on the traditional industries and they need modernization as well.
- Many more question...
So - my question is - how economics and policy planning is responding to these trend. Are there research trends, topics, journals, important monographs with such perspective?
I feel that the current developments put the developed nations in the situation that is somehow similar to developing countries - in need to increase competitiveness and in need to correct social issues raised by unequal social development. So - these topics should be researched.
I know that I have raised many different topics in my question, but my aim is not to receive separate answer on any of those topics. My aim is to get the name and references to the research trend which answers those questions.