Cathie Jo Martin


Office: PLS 311A
Phone: 617.353.3798
Education: B.A., Carleton College; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and Comparative Public Policy.

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 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),and articles appearing 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 among others. She has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the University of Copenhagen; in addition, she has received grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Danish Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. She holds a position of visiting professor of the Copenhagen Business School, serves on the strategic advisory board of the Danish National Institute for Social Science Research, and sits on the editorial boards of Socio-Economic Review and Polity. Professor Martin received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987.

Professor Martin regularly teaches the following courses:

Comparative Public Policy (PO 341)
The Foundations of US Public Policy (PO343)
Political Economy of Advanced Industrialized Societies (PO 621)
Graduate Seminar in Comparative Public Policy (PO742)
The Field Seminar in Comparative Politics (PO 751)

Additional information:
Curriculum Vitae
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