I have two overlapping areas of specialization. One is technology, science, and innovation policy. I’m 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 policymakers 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.
■ How should large-scale clean energy demonstration projects be managed?
■ What should the U.S. federal energy research, development, and demonstration portfolio include?
■ How can the transition to electric vehicles best be managed by the auto industry supply chain and its work force?
■ What is the impact of Chinese subsidies for clean energy technology production on global innovation in these industries?