Susan Helper
Susan Helper

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 been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the impacts of supply chain design and of automation on job quality and on climate change. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-director of CIFAR’s Project on Innovation, Equity, and the Future of Prosperity. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and her B.A. from Oberlin College in economics, government, and Spanish.

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