Marie Anchordoguy

Marie Anchordoguy



Marie Anchordoguy is a professor in the Jackson School of International Studies and specializes in the political economy of Japan. She received her undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is focused primarily on the key institutions and policies of Japan’s capitalist system. Her book, Reprogramming Japan: The High Tech Crisis Under Communitarian Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2005), was published in Japanese in 2011 as “Nihon Keizai no Sai-Sekkei: Kyodotai Shihon Shugi to Haiteku sangyo no mirai.” Anchordoguy is currently researching the political economy of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and high-tech start-ups in Japan. She has also published a number of chapters in books and articles in journals such as Business History Review, Research Policy, International Organization, and The Political Science Quarterly. She was Chair of the Japan Studies Program (2000-2007, 2012-2014) and co-editor of The Journal of Japanese Studies (2004-2015). Anchordoguy teaches an introductory course on contemporary Japan, and graduate and undergraduate courses on Japanese business and technology, Japan’s political economy, and science, technology and innovation in East Asia.

Fellowships, Awards and Grants

  • Abe Fellowship. Received an $89,000 grant to support research for a two-year period (1999-2001)
  • U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission grant, received a $87,000 two-year grant to research regulation and deregulation in Japan’s electronics industries, 1995-1997.
  • U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission grant. Received a small portion of a large grant to study Japan’s software industry, 1994-5.
  • CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) grant to go to Japan for three weeks for research.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Japan’s Science and Technology Agency, September 1992-July 1993
  • Visiting Research Professorship at Hitotsubashi University, funded by the Ministry of Education, October 1991-March 1992
  • Japan Foundation Professional Research Fellowship, June 1991-September 1991
  • Olin Foundation Grant, summer 1990
  • Harvard University Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, September 1986-June 1987
  • Japan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, September 1984-December 1985
  • Fulbright-Hayes Dissertation Fellowship, September 1983-September 1984
  • U.S. Government National Resource Fellowship and Stanford University grant for Japanese language study, September 1982-June 1983
  • University of California, Berkeley, full scholarship, September 1981-June 1982
  • Berkeley Professional Studies Program in India Fellowship, July 1979-August 1980
  • Honor student, University of California, Berkeley, September 1973- March 1978.


  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. School of Business Administration, 1986
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.B.A. School of Business Administration, 1982
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Japanese Studies, 1978
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Music, 1978
  • University of Tokyo, Economics Department: Fulbright Research Scholar, September 1983-August 1984
  • University of Tokyo, Japan Foundation Scholar, September 1984-1986