Industrial Strategy: Theory and Practice

Susan Helper


Join us on April 19 at 2:00pm Pacific as Susan Helper, Carlton Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University and former Senior Advisor for Industrial Strategy in the Biden Administration, will reflect on her experience designing and implementing strategies for supply chains such as electric vehicles, personal protective equipment, and clean energy.  She will discuss the role of academic theory in these efforts, and provide suggestions for future academic work.

Sarah DiMagno will moderate, and Daniel Aldana Cohen and Ari Benkler will serve as discussants.

Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE).

This event will be presented in-person and will not be livestreamed. Register in advance.

About the Speaker

Susan Helper is the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She was formerly Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce and a member of the White House Staff. She has served as chair of the Economics Department, and has been a visiting scholar at University of Oxford, the University of California (Berkeley), Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research focuses on the globalization of supply chains, and on how U.S. manufacturing might be revitalized. Dr. Helper received her PhD in Economics from Harvard and her BA from Oberlin College in Economics, Government and Spanish.