Professor and Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
I have two overlapping areas of specialization. One is technology, science, and innovation policy. I am interested in the sources and implications of discoveries and inventions of all sorts, past and present. The other area is governance, at the regional, national, and global levels. I want to understand the processes by which policy-makers decide what to do. The two areas come together as I seek to comprehend how states, markets, individuals, and social groups interact to produce decisions about important new technological capabilities.
■ I am studying the federal government’s efforts to stimulate low-carbon energy innovation, with a particular focus on energy storage.
■ I am studying how the US government manages energy technology demonstration projects.
■ I am participating in the public discourse about energy and climate policy and politics.
■ I am working with colleagues to build out a policy agenda for federal funding of RD&D for deep decarbonization.