Production in the Innovation Economy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Suzanne Berger

  • Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science
  • Co-chair, PIE

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szberger@mit.edu

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Suzanne Berger

Suzanne Berger is Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science. She co-chairs the new Production in the Innovation Economy project. She directs the MIT-France program in the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives.

Her recent research focuses on politics and globalization. She participated in the 1989 Made in America project at MIT. She wrote Made By Hong Kong and Global Taiwan (with Richard K. Lester). She is the author of Notre Première Mondialisation and of How We Compete. Her earlier work focused on political development (Peasants Against Politics) and the organization of interests (Dualism and Discontinuity in Industrial Societies and Organizing Interests in Western Europe.)

Suzanne Berger served as Head of the MIT Department of Political Science, founding director of MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), founding chair of the SSRC Committee on West Europe, and Vice President of the American Political Science Association.

She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The French government has awarded her the Palmes Academiques, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite and the Légion d'Honneur.


Recent Publications

"Puzzles from the First Globalization," in Miles Kahler and David Lake, editors, Politics in New Hard Times (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

"German Crises Before the Crisis," Comparative European Politics (December 2010) vol 8, no. 4 pp. 468-76.