Margaret Taylor

Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy
Project Scientist, Sustainable Energy Systems Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Margaret Taylor's research focuses on the economic, scientific, and policy dimensions of innovation. The lion's share of her research to date has focused on the successes and failures of the public sector in fostering innovation in pollution abatement and renewable energy technologies. Her articles have clustered around three main themes: (1) exploring the innovative process behind environmental technology and how this process responds to the details of government actions; (2) employing and refining a technique to calculate learning and experience curves for environmental technologies in order to inform long-term climate change economic models; and (3) exploring the importance of individual inventors in innovation, as realized in a consumer product industry as well as a renewable energy industry.

last updated: October 30th, 2012

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