Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Matthew Keller

Assistant Professor
Southern Methodist University

Fred Block

Fred Block
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Davis

Fred Block is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. His recent work has focused on documenting the substantial role that the U.S. government plays in technology development across the civilian economy. His new book, State of Innovation: The U.S. Government's Role in Technology Development, co-edited with Matthew R. Keller (Paradigm Publishers), contains a series of case studies that document different dimensions of this recently constructed innovation system. Read more »

Erica Fuchs

Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor, Engineering and Public Policy

Geography of design; international technology and operations management; and innovation and industrial policy.

S.B. (Materials Science and Engineering), 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.M. (Technology Policy), 2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. (Engineering Systems), 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Read more »

David Audretsch

Distinguished Professor
Indiana University

David B. Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University. He is also the Director of the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. Read more »

Patrik Kärrberg

Associate Researcher
London School of Economics and Political Science
Energy & Climate

Patrik Karrberg is an engineer and expert on innovation in mobile communications, the software industry, and its business models. He lived in Japan for 5 years, and has held senior management positions in Japan, Britain, Scandinavia and continental Europe both within large companies and in start-ups.

Jonathan Liebenau

Senior Lecturer
London School of Economics and Political Science

Jonathan Liebenau is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the London School of Economics (LSE) and currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School, Columbia University. In addition he is involved in research projects at the Columbia Institute of Tele-Information (CITI). Dr. Liebenau was previously the Director of Industry Studies at the Technical Change Centre, a government-linked think tank in London, and he headed research projects within the LSE, Business History Unit and Department of Economic History on high technology industries. Read more »

Arti Rai

Duke Law School

Arti Rai is an authority in patent law, administrative law, law and the biopharmaceutical industry, and health care regulation. Her current research on innovation policy in areas such as green technology, drug development, and software is funded by NIH, the Kauffman Foundation, and Chatham House. She has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including Nature Biotechnology, PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Columbia, Georgetown, and Northwestern law reviews. Read more »

Stuart Benjamin

Duke Law School

Stuart M. Benjamin, B.A. 1987, J.D. 1991, Yale University. Before he began teaching law, Professor Benjamin served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal; clerked for Judge William C. Canby on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court; worked as an associate with Professor Laurence Tribe; served as staff attorney for the Legal Resources Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and worked as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Read more »

Ted Kolderie

Education & Training

Ted Kolderie has worked on system questions and with legislative policy in different areas of public life: urban and metropolitan affairs and public finance through the 1960s and '70s. He is most recognized nationally for his work on K-12 education policy and innovation, which he has focused on since the early 1980s. Ted was instrumental in the design and passage of the nation’s first charter school law in Minnesota in1991, and has since worked on the design and improvement of charter legislation in over seventeen states. Read more »

Tim McDonald

Education & Training

Tim McDonald performs operational and research functions for Education|Evolving. Tim graduated in 2007 with honors from the College of Liberal Arts at Hamline University. He is a junior fellow at the American Academy of Political and Social Science, where he won their Undergraduate Research Award in 2007.

While at Hamline, Tim served as President of the Minnesota Association of Private College Students. He was founder and editor of The Patriots' League, an international relations quarterly.

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