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Elisabeth Reynolds

Lecturer, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning


Research Interests:

National and Regional Systems of Innovation, Competitiveness, Manufacturing Ecosystems

Elisabeth Reynolds is a Lecturer in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning where her research encompasses national and regional systems of innovation, competitiveness as well as manufacturing ecosystems and scale up. She was Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Economic Development at the National Economic Council until October, 2022. During her time at the White House, she helped lead the Administration’s work on supply chains, national manufacturing strategy, regional economic development and the broader industrial policy agenda. Before joining the White House, Reynolds was the executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center for a decade as well as the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future.

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Networks and Systems,
Economics and Finance

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