Marie Anchordoguy

Professor, Chair - Japan Studies Program
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.


  • 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

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