- Ph.D. Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley
- B.A. Economics, Williams College
AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean and Professor in the School of Information and Professor in the Department of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book, The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2006), explores how the “brain circulation” by immigrant engineers from Silicon Valley has transferred technology entrepreneurship to emerging regions in China, India, Taiwan, and Israel.
Her prior publications include Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 (Harvard, 1994), Silicon Valley's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Public Policy Institute of California, 1999), and Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in Silicon Valley (PPIC, 2002).
Other publications, speeches, and course syllabi may be found on Dean Saxenian's website at the School of Information.
- Courses Taught
CY PLAN 225 Methods of Regional Analysis
CY PLAN 290 and PS223 The Politics of the “New Economy”
CY PLAN 220 The Urban and Regional Economy
CY PLAN 227 Studies in Regional Growth and Development Theory
INFO 211 Group and Organizational Approaches to Information Systems Use
INFO 190/290 ICT for Development: Context, Strategies and Impacts