Stephen S. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley where he is co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE).
Professor Cohen’s most recent book (2016) Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Policy and Growth (with J. Bradford DeLong) was praised by Paul Krugman in the New York Times as “an excellent new book,” and reviewed very favorably and prominently in the Financial Times. It has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Italian.
He has authored 6 other books and many articles in such diverse publications as SCIENCE, Foreign Affairs, the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The American Economic Review, Seventeen, Revue de l’Economie Industrielle, IEEE Spectrum, Technology Review, Les Temps Modernes, Le Monde, El Pais, The California Management Review, La Repubblica, and The Atlantic Monthly,
He has served as advisor to the White House, several committees of the US Congress, the Presidents of Spain and the EU, and the governments of France, China, Columbia and Italy, the UN, and the OECD. He has consulted with many companies. He is a frequent speaker at company and industry meetings as well as Universities and international forums and a talking-head on radio and television.
Cohen served on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Paris.
He did his BA at Williams College and his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. He has been honored with the Medal of Paris and visiting Fellowships and Professorships including MIT, Harvard, NYU, the University of Toronto, and the University of Paris. He has lectured at, among other universities, Stanford, Princeton, La Sorbonne, and the U. of Southern California. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong, Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and Policy Harvard Business Review Press, 2016