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Today’s holes in the industrial ecosystem

A group of researchers and 21 MIT faculty members formed the PIE commission to investigate advanced manufacturing companies in China, Germany, and the United States. They gathered data and conducted hundreds of interviews with industry leaders.

Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science at MIT, and Institute Professor Phillip Sharp, both of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Department of Biology, co-chaired PIE.”Making in America,” a new book written by Berger and published by MIT Press this month, explains many of its findings in detail.

Berger emphasized the significant long-term shifts in U.S. manufacturing over the past few decades in her Friday remarks;She pointed out that job losses in the sector cannot solely be attributed to low-wage competition from foreign factories.

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