Lecture  /  November 30, 2023, 6.00–8.30 p.m.

New Industrial Policies in the US

On November 30, Prof. David M. Hart, Prof. Gregory F. Nemet and Prof. Andrew Reamer will be virtual guests at Fraunhofer ISI with their lecture “New Industrial Policies in the US“.

The ISI lecture series bundles exciting topics from the Fraunhofer ISI portfolio and offers opportunities for discussion and exchange at regular intervals.


Implementing Industrial Policy: Clean Energy and Climate-tech in the United States (Prof. David M. Hart)

Prof. Hart will describe recent U.S. federal legislation to accelerate innovation and the deployment of clean energy and climate technologies and compare them with the preferred criteria for industrial policy choice. Key areas include solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles and batteries, clean hydrogen, and carbon capture.

Dynamic Industrial Policy to Address Climate Change (Prof. Gregory F. Nemet)

Prof. Nemet will argue that policy efforts should focus on technologies that have strong potential for improvement. Successful examples indicate that this approach requires: multiple policy instruments, stronger state engagement in low-carbon innovation, and going beyond the technology itself to include the role of social acceptance, and reflect the urgent need for acceleration.

U.S. Industrial Policy: Rationale, Moving Parts, and Challenges (Prof. Andrew Reamer)

The lecture will cover the Biden Administration's rationale for its revival of a systematic approach to economic competitiveness policy, the key elements of this effort, and several challenges faced in design and implementation.


Prof. David M. Hart

David M. Hart is professor of public policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. He was named a lifetime Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society, in 2023. Prof. Hart serves as a senior fellow with the Center for Clean Energy Innovation at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and collaborates with a variety of other think tanks and non-governmental organizations.

Prof. Gregory F. Nemet

Gregory Nemet is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses in policy analysis, energy systems, and international environmental policy. His research focuses on understanding the process of technological change and the ways in which public policy can affect it. He received his doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prof. Andrew Reamer

Andrew Reamer is a Research Professor in public policy at George Washington University. His work aims to encourage U.S. competitiveness and national economic development. Areas of focus include strategic analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship, regional economic and workforce development, and the federal statistical system. His research aims to inform public decision-makers and so resides on the boundary between research and practice.