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John Alic

Visiting Scholar and Consultant, Technology Policy

Biography

John Alic is a long-time student of technological change and its ramifications. He has taught at several universities and worked at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment for most of its existence. Alic is coauthor of New Rules for a New Economy: Employment and Opportunity in Postindustrial America (1998) and Beyond Spinoff: Military and Commercial Technologies in a Changing World (1992). His book Trillions for Military Technology: How the Pentagon Innovates and Why It Costs So Much appeared in 2007. In 2013 The Rightful Place of Science: Biofuels became the second volume in CSPO’s ongoing series.

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Alic, John and Sarewitz, Daniel. 2015. Energy-Climate Innovation: Simple as One, Two, Three. Working Paper commissioned by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,

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Sarewitz, Daniel, Thernstrom, Samuel and Alic, John. 2012. Energy Innovation at the Department of Defense: Assessing the Opportunities. Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and Clean Air Task Force.

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Sarewitz, Daniel and Alic, John. 2010. Accelerating Technological Advance for Climate Change: Lessons from Sixty Years of U.S. Innovation Policy. CSPO Report # 10-01. Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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Alic, John, Sarewitz, Daniel, Weiss, Charles and Bonvillian, William. July 15, 2010. "Opinion: A new strategy for energy innovation." Nature, 466(7304): 316-317.

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Sarewitz, Daniel and Alic, John. December 02, 2009. "Accelerating Technological Advance for Climate Change: Lessons from Sixty Years of U.S. Innovation Policy." Testimony. U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Washington, DC.

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