Edward Steinfeld

Edward Steinfeld is an professor of political economy in the MIT Department of Political Science. Steinfeld directs the MIT China Program (MISTI), and co-directs the MIT Industrial Performance Center’s China Energy Group.

Steinfeld’s research focuses on the political economy of development, with a particular emphasis on contemporary China. In addition to a variety of academic articles, Steinfeld is the author of Playing Our Game: Why China’s Rise Doesn’t Threaten the West (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in July, 2010) and Forging Reform in China: The Fate of State-Owned Industry (Cambridge University Press, 1998). Steinfeld also edited (with Anthony Saich and Yasheng Huang) the book Financial Sector Reform in China (Harvard University, 2005).

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Political Science
(617) 253-4130