Executive Director, MIT IPC
Elisabeth B. Reynolds works on issues related to systems of innovation, regional economic development and industrial competitiveness. She has focused in particular on the theory and practice of cluster development and regional innovation systems and advises several organizations in this area. Her current research focuses on the pathways that U.S. entrepreneurial firms take in scaling production-related technologies, as well as advanced manufacturing, including the globalization of the biomanufacturing industry. She is a member of the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Executive Committee.
Before coming to MIT for her Ph.D., Liz was the Director of the City Advisory Practice at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a non-profit founded by Professor Michael Porter focused on job and business growth in urban areas.
Liz has an A.B. from Harvard in Government and was the Fiske Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. She holds a MSc. from the University of Montreal in Economics and a Ph.D. from MIT in Urban and Regional Studies.
Technological Forecasting & Social Change (in press, June 2017)
Strengthening advanced manufacturing innovation ecosystems: The case of Massachusetts
Boston Globe Opinion
The new face of manufacturing jobs February 13, 2017
Radio Boston WBUR
How to Revive Manufacting in Massachusetts February 17, 2017
Link to Interview
Morning Edition WGBH
Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem for Advanced Manufacturing
May 19, 2015
The Innovation Hub WGBH
Are American Workers the Best? November 22, 2013
MIT Production in the Innovation Economy
Conference – September 20, 2013 See the presentation
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Hiram Samel and Joyce Lawrence, “Learning by Building: Complementary Assets and the Migration of Capabilities in U.S. Innovation Firms” IPC Working paper, January, 2013 Read here
K. Mills, E.B. Reynolds and A. Mills, “Clusters and Competitiveness: A New Federal Role for Stimulating Regional Economies” The Brookings Institute,
April, 2008 Read here