Production in the Innovation Economy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Edward Steinfeld

  • Professor of Political Science

Edward Steinfeld

Edward Steinfeld is a professor of political economy in the MIT Department of Political Science and co-director of the China Energy Group in the MIT Industrial Performance Center. Steinfeld received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

In addition to a variety of academic articles, Steinfeld is the author of Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West (Oxford, 2010) and Forging Reform in China: The Fate of State-Owned Industry (Cambridge, 1998). Steinfeld is the author of numerous articles in both academic and non-academic journals, including Comparative Politics, Political Studies, World Development, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The South China Morning Post.

Steinfeld is a member of the board of directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations, as well as a member of the academic committee of the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance at Tsinghua University.

Recent Publications

Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

"Where China is Headed," The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 14, 2010.