Doug Brake is a Telecommunications Policy Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He specializes in broadband policy, wireless enforcement, and spectrum sharing mechanisms. He previously served as a research assistant at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, where he sought to improve policy surrounding wireless enforcement, interference limits and gigabit network deployment. Read more »
Michelle Wein is ITIF’s Trade Policy Analyst, specializing in the connections between international trade, innovation, intellectual property and economic productivity. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Hill, Politico and Inside U.S. Trade, among others. Prior to joining ITIF, Michelle worked on intellectual property policy at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of State. She also spent four months studying European Union governance challenges in Berlin, Germany.
Travis Korte is a research analyst at ITIF, where he works on the Data Innovation project. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining ITIF, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. Read more »
Ben Miller is ITIF’s Economic Growth Policy Analyst, specializing in the connection between technology, innovation, and the macroeconomy. Ben joined ITIF in 2013 after working as an economic analyst for the Federal Trade Commission, and has held a variety of other positions in the private and non-profit sectors. He also served for two years as an education volunteer in the Philippines with the US Peace Corps. Ben holds a Masters of International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Bachelors of Arts in German from Whitman College.
Joe Kennedy is a Senior Fellow at ITIF with a focus on economic policy. For almost three decades he has provided legal and economic advice to senior officials in the public and private sector. Much of this advice has been directed at public policies involving technology, competitiveness, and the social contract. He also consults privately on these issues. Read more »
Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst with ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). She specializes in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages CCEI’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Read more »
L. Val Giddings joins ITIF as Senior Fellow after nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine. He works with ITIF to bring intellectual leadership to examination of the constraints inhibiting innovations in these areas, and devising remedies to those constraints. Read more »
Matthew Stepp is Executive Director of ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). Matthew researches, analyzes and comments on a number of issues related to climate and energy policy, including innovation ecosystems, renewable energy, carbon pricing, deployment subsidies, transportation technologies, international climate negotiations, the National Laboratories, the Department of Energy, ARPA-E, federal research, and the role of states in energy innovation. Read more »
Stephen Ezell is a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on innovation policy, science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage(Yale, Septemb