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Cathie Jo Martin

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair


Cathie Jo Martin

Cathie Jo Martin is professor of political science at Boston University and former chair of the Council for European Studies. Her most recent book, The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth and Equality (co-authored with Duane Swank, Cambridge University Press 2012) investigates the origins of coordinated capitalism and the circumstances under which employers are persuaded to endorse social policies promoting economic productivity and social solidarity. She is also the author of Stuck in Neutral: Business and the Politics of Human Capital Investment Policy (Princeton University Press, 2000), Shifting the Burden: the Struggle over Growth and Corporate Taxation (University of Chicago Press, 1991). Martin's articles have appeared in journals, such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, and Politics and Society. She has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the University of Copenhagen. She has also received grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Danish Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. Martin received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1987.


  • Professor of Political Science, Boston University
  • Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University