Carlton Professor of Economics
Case Western Reserve University
Susan Helper is the 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. Her research focuses on supply chain globalization, technology implementation that enhances job quality, and creation of supply chains for a low-carbon economy. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-director of CIFAR’s Program on Innovation, Equity, and the Future of Prosperity. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard and her B.A. from Oberlin College in economics, government, and Spanish.
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