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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Laura Diaz Anadon is an Assistant Professor of
Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at
Harvard University. She is also the Co-Faculty
Chair of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research
group and Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Public
Policy program at the Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs. Anadon's research focuses on technology innovation
innovation and policy. She focussed on innovation in
energy- and environment-oriented technologies and seeks
to: identify and quantify the diverse benefits that derive
from policies designed to promote it; map the complex
factors including, but not limited to, policies that
contribute to it; and create tools for policymakers and analysts to
manage the systemic uncertainties that accompany it.
Anadon also studies the coupling between water and energy
systems and its implications and the effectiveness of innovation
institutions internationally. Anadon is on the advisory board
of the project on "Accelerating Energy Innovation" at the
International Energy Agency and has worked as a consultant
for various organizations (e.g. Climate Strategies on a World
Bank project). In addition to her work on systems anaylsis in
energy and technology policy, Anadon has published in chemical
engineering and nuclear magnetic resonance journals, carried out
process engineering research projects, at DuPont and Bayer
Pharmaceuticals, collaborated extensively with Johnson Matthey
Catalysts and worked as a financial consultant for banks on credit
risk models for financing technology projects.
Anadon holds a Ph.D. in
Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance Catalysis Group
at the University of Cambridge (UK), a Master in Public Policy
from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Master in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK). She has also
studied and worked on research at the University of Stuttgart
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Díaz Anadón, Laura, Gregory Nemet, and Elena Verdolini. "The Future
Costs of Nuclear Power Using Multiple Expert Elicitations: Effects
of RD&D and Elicitation Design." Environment Research
Letters 8.3 (September 2013).
Diaz Anadon, Laura. "Missions-oriented RD&D Institutions in
Energy between 2000 and 2010: A Comparative Analysis of China, the
United Kingdom, and the United States." Research Policy
41.10 (December 2012): 1742-1756.
Diaz Anadon, Laura, Valentina Bosetti, Matthew Bunn, Michela
Catenacci, and Audrey Lee. "Expert Judgments about RD&D and the
Future of Nuclear Energy." Environmental Science &
Technology 46.21 (November 2012): 11497-11504.
Qiua, Yueming, and Laura D. Anadon. "The Price of Wind Power in
China During its Expansion: Technology Adoption, Learning-by-Doing,
Economies of Scale, and Manufacturing Localization." Energy
Economics 34.3 (May 2012): 772-785.
Siddiqi, Afreen, and Laura Diaz Anadon. "The Water-Energy Nexus in
Middle East and North Africa." Energy Policy 39.6 (August
Gallagher, Kellt Sims, Laura Diaz Anadon, Ruud Kempener, and
Charlie Wilson. "Trends in Global Energy-Technology Innovation."
WIREs Climate Change 2.3 (May/June 2011): 372-396.
- Book Chapters
Diaz Anadon, and Laura, G. Nemet. "The US Synthetic Fuels
Corporation: Policy Consistency, Flexibility and the Long-term
Consequences of Perceived Failures." Energy Technology
Innovation: Learning from Historical Successes and Failures.
Ed. Arnulf Grübler and Charlie Wilson. Cambridge University Press,
Kempener, R., L. D. Anadon, K. S. Gallagher and K. Jiang. "Energy
RD&D Investments in the Major Emerging Economies and the United
States." Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Historical
Successes and Failures. Ed. Arnulf Grübler and Charlie Wilson.
Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Gruebler, A., Laura Diaz Anadon, Kelly Sims Gallagher, R. Kempener,
Anastasia O’Rourke, and Charlie Wilson. "Global R&D, Market
Formation, and Diffusion Investments in Energy Technology
Innovation." Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success
and Failure. Ed. Arnulf Grübler and Charlie Wilson. Cambridge
University Press, December 2013, 292-308.
- Edited Volumes
Diaz Anadon, Laura, Matthew Bunn, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, eds.
Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation. Cambridge University
Press, July 2014.
- Research Papers/Reports
Anadon, Laura Diaz, Matthew Bunn, Gabriel Chan, Melissa Chan, Ruud
Kempener, Charles Jones, Audrey Lee, Nathaniel Logar, and,
Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation."
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, November 2011.
Narayanamurti, Venkatesh, Laura D. Anadon, and Ambuj D. Sagar.
"Institutions for Energy Innovation: A Transformational Challenge."
Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Belfer Center
for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School,