Cathie Jo Martin

Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

232 Bay State Road

Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-3798




Cathie Jo Martin is professor of Political Science at Boston University and former chair of the Council for European Studies. Professor Martin specializes in the relationship between business and social policy and other issues in comparative public policy. Her book with Duane Swank, The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 2012) won the David Greenstone book prize from the Politics and History section of the American Political Science Association. Martin co-edited with Jane Mansbridge the American Political Science Association presidential task force report,Negotiating Agreement in Politics(APSA 2013). Martin is also the author of Stuck in Neutral: Business and the Politics of Human Capital Investment Policy (Princeton University Press, 2000), and Shifting the Burden: the Struggle over Growth and Corporate Taxation (the University of Chicago Press, 1991). She has published articles in the American Political Science Review, World Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Socio-Economic Review, Polity, Studies in American Political Development, Politics and Society, American Politics Quarterly, Regulation and Governance, and Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law among others.

Professor Martin was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2007-8, a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1994-5 and a visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen in 2000-2001. Her research has also been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the National Science Foundation, the Danish National Study of Power and Democracy, and the Danish Social Science Research Council. She holds an ongoing appointment as visiting professor of the Copenhagen Business School and serves on the strategic advisory board of the Danish National Institute for Social Science Research. She served as co-chair of the "Getting to Yes in Politics" task force associated with Jane Mansbridge's presidency of the American Political Science Association. She sits on the executive board of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics and served as program co-chair for the 2009 SASE conference in Paris. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987 and lives in Newton Massachusetts with her husband, Jim Milkey, and two sons.