Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Accelerating Energy Innovation: Lessons from Multiple Sectors

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Accelerating Energy Innovation: Lessons from Multiple Sectors

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The NBER's Program on Environmental and Energy Economics and the Program on Productivity held a conference in Washington, DC on October 23, 2009 to present the findings of a forthcoming book titled Accelerating Energy Innovation: Lessons from Multiple Sectors. The volume was edited by NBER Research Associate Rebecca Henderson of Harvard University and Richard G. Newell of Duke University (on leave from NBER). The conference program was:

* Introduction and Keynote Speaker: Steven E. Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy Agriculture, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology

* Tiffany Shih and Brian Wright, University of California at Berkeley, "Agricultural Innovation"

* Ashish Arora, Duke University and NBER, and Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University, "Implications for Energy Innovation from the Chemical Industry"

* Iain Cockhurn, Boston University and NBER; Scott Stern, Northwestern University and NBER; and Jack Zausner, Northwestern University, "Finding the Endless Frontier: Lessons from the Life Sciences Innovation System for Energy R&D"

Semiconductors, Computers and the Internet

* David Mowery, University of California at Berkeley and NBER, "Federal Policy and the Development of Semiconductors, Computer Hardware, and Computer Software: A Policy Model for Climate Change R&D? …

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