Faculty – Susan Helper

SusanHelper - Professor, Economics
Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics
Professor, Economics

Peter B. Lewis Building 272
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

When suppliers and customers or management and labor collaborate, how does it shape the economy? That’s the research topic of Susan Helper. Currently she is looking at how global supply chains affect regional development and innovation in the U.S., Mexico, and India. She is also examining a paradox in regional economic development. While the world is becoming more “flat” with goods and money flowing ever more quickly around the globe, local “clusters" of production in places such as Silicon Valley remain important. Helper’s research suggests that promoting networks within and between firms can lead to a highly productive economy, while maintaining community.

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PhD, Harvard University, 1987
BA, Oberlin College, 1979

Initially Appointed: 1990

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