This page is still under construction, please come back later. 


John Zysman

Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Co-Founder and Director, BRIE

A.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Professor Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written has extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. Professor Zysman's publications include The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (Oxford University Press, 1992), Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy (Basic Books, 1987), and Governments, Markets, and Growth: Finance and the Politics of Industrial Change (Cornell University Press, 1983).

Stephen S. Cohen

Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Co-Founder and Co-Director, BRIE

Ph.D., London School of Economics
B.A., Williams College


Stephen S. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley where he is co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE).

Professor Cohen’s most recent book (2016) Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Policy and Growth (with J. Bradford DeLong) was praised by Paul Krugman in the New York Times as “an excellent new book,” and reviewed very favorably and prominently in the Financial Times. It has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Italian.

He has authored 6 other books and many articles in such diverse publications as SCIENCE, Foreign Affairs, the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The American Economic Review, Seventeen, Revue de l’Economie Industrielle, IEEE Spectrum, Technology Review, Les Temps Modernes, Le Monde, El Pais, The California Management Review, La Repubblica, and The Atlantic Monthly, 

He has served as an advisor to the White House, several committees of the US Congress, the Presidents of Spain and the EU, and the governments of France, China, Columbia and Italy, the UN, and the OECD. He has consulted with many companies. He is a frequent speaker at company and industry meetings as well as Universities and international forums and a talking-head on radio and television. 

M.S., UC San Diego
Ph.D., Cornell University



Professor Kenney has been the Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy for the last two decades and is now a Senior Fellow at the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy. Starting in 2017, He became an Affiliated Professor at the Instituto di Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.  He was the Arthur Andersen Distinguished Visitor at the University of Cambridge and has been a visiting scholar at the Copenhagen Business School, Hitotsubashi, Kobe, Stanford, Tokyo Universities, and UC San Diego.