Hackler will be undertaking a major project to explain that regulatory and tax proposals aimed at changing individual and corporate behavior alone are insufficient in addressing climate change. With a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, ITIF will lay out how the development of green technology through innovation is also an essential element. Without the technological innovations in green energy, the goals we set for reducing carbon emissions and harnessing new energy sources will be elusive.
The project will include the publication of several reports, and the convening of stakeholders, policy makers and economists at several events. By highlighting the vital contribution of innovation in the specific area of energy and climate change, ITIF aims to demonstrate how new economic analyses can enlighten debate in other economic policy matters.
Prior to joing ITIF, Dr. Hackler was an associate professor at George Mason University in the Department of Public and International Affairs where her research focused on the political economy of innovation, entrepreneurship, the technology industry, and telecommunications infrastructure. She is t