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Ben Armstrong

Research Scientist, Industrial Performance Center and Initiative for Knowledge and Innovation in Manufacturing at MIT
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Ben Armstrong is a research scientist at the Industrial Performance Center and the Initiative for Knowledge and Innovation in Manufacturing at MIT. He studies how some places and organizations adapt to structural economic changes more successfully than others. His current projects include a National Manufacturing Workforce Plan, funded by the Department of Defense, as well as a book project examining the role of government in enabling local economic transformations. Armstrong received his PhD from MIT in political science. Before graduate school, he worked at Google Inc.