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Research/Areas of Interest:
Energy and climate change policy in the United States and China; Processes of technological innovation (especially the role of public policy) with a particular emphasis on the deployment of advanced energy technologies, including the transfer of technologies from one country to another; The intersection of science and technology with public policy
- A.B., Occidental College
- Ph.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Kelly Sims Gallagher is Academic Dean and Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School. She directs the Climate Policy Lab and the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Fletcher. She served in the second term of Obama Administration as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as Senior China Advisor in the Special Envoy for Climate Change office at the U.S. State Department.
Gallagher is a member of the board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, serves on the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and also serves on the board of Energy Foundation China. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Broadly, she focuses on energy innovation and climate policy. She specializes in how policy spurs the development and deployment of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies, domestically and internationally. She is the author of Titans of the Climate (The MIT Press 2018), The Global Diffusion of Clean Energy Technologies: Lessons from China (MIT Press 2014), China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (The MIT Press 2006), and dozens of other articles and book chapters.
- Director of Energy, Climate, and Innovation program in Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP)
- Lead Author of the Global Energy Assessment
- Senior Associate and Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
- Consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Commission on Energy Policy, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
- Former director of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at the Harvard Kennedy School
- Deputy Director of The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
- Board Member of the Energy Foundation
- Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
- Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
- The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs
Selected Publications and Presentations
Wilson, C., Grubler, A., K.S. Gallagher, and G. Nemet. "Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection." Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, November 2012, pp. 780-788.
Gallagher, K.S. and E. Muehlegger 2011, "Giving Green to Get Green? Incentives and Consumer Adoption of Hybrid Vehicle Technology," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 61, No. 1, January: 1-15.
Gallagher, K.S., Anadon, L.D., Kempener, R. and Wilson, C. "Trends in investments in global energy research, development, and demonstration." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Volume 2, Issue 3, May/June 2011: 373–396.
Liu, H. and Gallagher, K.S. "Preparing to ramp up large-scale CCS demonstrations: An engineering-economic assessment of CO2 pipeline transportation in China." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2011: 798-804
Kelly Sims Gallagher & Qi Ye (2014) Climate and Clean Energy. In N. Hachigan (ed.) Debating China: The US-China relationship in Ten Conversations (pp,111-130). New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Anadon, Laura Diaz, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Matthew Bunn, and Charles Jones 2009, "Tackling U.S. Energy Challenges and Opportunities: Preliminary Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Energy Innovation in The United States." Cambridge, Mass.: Report for Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.