David Bailey is a professor of industrial strategy at the Aston Business School. He has written extensively on industrial and regional policy, especially in relation to manufacturing and the auto industry. He served as area coordinator on industrial policy for the FP7 project Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe (WWWforEurope) and is now participating in the H2020 RISE project MAKERS. Bailey is a regular media commentator. A previous chair of the Regional Studies Association, he is now deputy chief editor of the journal Regional Studies.