Michael Porter

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Birthday
23, 1947
Birthplace
Ann Arbor, MI
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Ann Arbor, MI

About

American economist known for his Porter Hypothesis, which states that environmental regulations can positively force innovations in technology, as well as his Five Forces Analysis and Four Corners Model.

Before Fame

He first attended Princeton University, graduating with in 1969 with a degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He then attended Harvard University, where he received a doctorate in economics in 1973.

Trivia

He's published more than a dozen books on business, economics, and healthcare and was made a Harvard University Professor in 2000.

Family Life

He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Associated With

He's worked with Dr. Jim Yong Kim on healthcare matters.