David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael J. Piore is the David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at MIT. He is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He is the founding director of the MIT-Mexico Program and faculty co-chair of the Industrial Performance Center.
He is a labor economist with experience on international migration, technological change, trade union organization, and collective bargaining. He received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, an Doctorate HONORIS CAUSA from the Universite des Science et Technologies de Lille, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He has collaborated with multiple government agencies, international organizations, and NGOs, including the US.Department of Labor, the International Labour Organization, the state of Massachusetts, the government of Puerto Rico, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.