Suzanne Berger directs the MIT International Science and Technology Initiative Program and is a Research Associate and member of the Committee of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She was Vice President of the American Political Science Association and founding chair of the Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Western Europe. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded the Ordre National du Merite by the French Government.
Suzanne Berger works in comparative politics and political economy. Her current activities include continuing research on the analysis of the globalization strategies of Asian, American and European firms at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (the first results of which have been published in How We Compete (2005)); new research on the localization of research, development, and manufacturing in Ile-de-France; and comparative analysis of political responses to the first globalization (1870-1914).
Professor Berger's books include How We Compete, Global Taiwan (with Richard Lester), Peasants Against Politics, The French Political System, Dualism and Discontinuity in Industrial Societies (with Michael Piore), Organizing Interests in Western Europe (editor), National Diversity and Global Capitalism (with Ronald Dore), and Made by Hong Kong (with Richard Lester). She was a member of the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity and a co-author of Made in America.