AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean and Professor in the School of Information and professor
in the Department of City
and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most
recent book, The New
Argonauts: Regional Advantage in the 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 University Press, 1994), Silicon Valley's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs (PPIC, 1999), and Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in Silicon Valley (PPIC, 2002). Saxenian holds a Doctorate in Political Science from MIT, a Master's in Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Economics from Williams College.