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    • Policy Considerations for States Supporting Stem Cell Research: Evidence from a Survey of Stem Cell Scientists 

      Levine, Aaron D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyBlackwell Publishing, Inc., 2006-10)
      Five states now provide funding for stem cell research and numerous states are developing or debating stem cell research policies. Yet despite this interest, few data exist to help policymakers design policies or forecast ...
    • Potential Impacts of Energy and Climate Policies on the U. S. Pulp and Paper Industry 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Atamturk, Nilgun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-09)
      Many energy and climate policies are being debated in the United States that could have significant impact upon the future of the pulp and paper industry. Five of these policies are examined here in terms of their possible ...
    • Power and Limits of Dynamical Systems Theory in Conflict Analysis 

      Hoffmann, Michael H. G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-04)
      One of the most exciting new approaches in conflict research applies Dynamical Systems Theory (DST) to explain the devastating dynamics of intractable conflicts. This paper describes what makes this approach so powerful, ...
    • Privatizing Climate Change Policy: is there a public benefit? 

      Matisoff, Daniel C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04)
      The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) are two private voluntary initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and improving carbon management by firms. I sample power plants from firms ...
    • Promoting a Level Playing Field for Energy Options: Electricity Alternatives and the Case of the Indian Point Energy Center 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Sovacool, Benjamin K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer, 2008)
      The Indian Point Energy Center, with two operational nuclear reactors, sits in a densely populated region just 40 miles north of midtown Manhattan. It is a vital part of the electricity supply system for the New York City ...
    • Public and Private Universities: Unequal Sources of Regional Innovation? 

      Hegde, Deepak (Georgia Institute of TechnologySage Periodicals Press, 2005)
      Public universities occupy a unique place in the research and development system of the United States due to their state-controlled missions, sources of funding, and administrative structures. State governments support ...
    • The R&D process in the US and Japan: Major findings from the RIETI-Georgia Tech Inventor Survey 

      Walsh, John P.; Nagaoka, Sadao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02)
      This paper analyzes and compares the objective, the nature and the performance of R&D projects in the US and Japan, based on the first large scale systematic survey of inventors, focusing on the R&D projects yielding triadic ...
    • Recurrence of the Same? Intelligent Design and the Biology Classroom 

      Borenstein, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      As the complex and heated debates between evolution's supporters and its critics continue, teachers and school boards are struggling to figure out how to handle the issue of the origin of human life within biology classrooms. ...
    • Reflective Argumentation 

      Hoffmann, Michael H. G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-12)
      Theories of argumentation usually focus on arguments as means of persuasion, finding consensus, or justifying knowledge claims. However, the construction and visualization of arguments can also be used to clarify one's own ...
    • Reinventing Industrial Energy Use in a Resource-Constrained World 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Cortes, Rodrigo; Cox, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-02)
      In an increasingly resource-constrained world, improving the energy efficiency of industry is essential. In addition to its environmental, security, and competitiveness benefits, energy efficiency delivers a return on ...
    • Renewable energy in the South: a policy brief 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Gumerman, Etan; Baek, Youngsun; Morris, Cullen; Wang, Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07)
      This working paper assesses the economic potential of renewable electricity generation in the South under alternative policy scenarios. Using a customized version of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), we examine ...
    • The Residential Energy and Carbon Footprints of the 100 Largest U.S. Metropolitan Areas 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Logan, Elise (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05)
      The nation’s carbon footprint has a distinct geography that is not well understood or recognized in the national climate debate, partly because data on GHG emissions are so inadequate. Metros and the built environment are ...
    • Reviving Manufacturing with a Federal Cogeneration Policy 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Cox, Matthew; Baer, Paul (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-10)
      Improving the energy economics of manufacturing is essential to revitalizing the industrial base of advanced economies. This paper evaluates a federal policy option aimed at promoting industrial cogeneration – the production ...
    • Science and Innovation Policy Studies in the United States: Past and Present 

      Cozzens, Susan E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-03)
      Over the last four years, a new generation of research on science and innovation policy has begun in the United States. The development is very welcome after a hiatus in funding for the field of a decade or more. Although ...
    • A Science of Science and Innovation Policy Research Agenda 

      Feller, Irwin; Cozzens, Susan E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-12-10)
      Dr. John Marburger’s recent calls for a new science of science policy open up new opportunities to reconceptualize, retest, and revise as needed the theories, models, descriptions, and mainstream propositions underlying ...
    • Searching for Patterns of Competitive and Relational Contracting over Time: Do Prime and Subcontractor Networks Follow Similar Patterns? 

      Kingsley, Gordon; Ponomariov, Branco Leonidov (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-11)
      This paper explores and compares two sets of contractual relationships over a twelve-year period: the patterns of contracting between a state transportation agency and its prime contractors providing engineering design ...
    • Seeing problems, seeing solutions. Abduction and diagrammatic reasoning in a theory of scientific discovery 

      Hoffmann, Michael H. G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-08-28)
      This paper sketches a theory of scientific discoveries that is mainly based on two concepts that Charles Peirce developed: abduction and diagrammatic reasoning. Both are problematic. While abduction describes the process ...
    • Smart-Grid Policies: An International Review 

      Brown, Marilyn A.; Zhou, Shan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-08)
      The electric power systems of many industrialized nations are challenged by the need to accommodate distributed renewable generation, increasing demands of a digital society, growing threats to infrastructure security, and ...
    • State-Level Variations in Open Source Policies 

      Baker, Paul M. A.; Noonan, Douglas S.; Seavey, Art; Moon, Nathan C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03)
      The open source software (OSS) model represents an alternative to traditional proprietary software usage. Yet relatively little is known about the conditions impacting policy related to OSS development, diffusion, and ...
    • Superfund, Hedonics, and the Scales of Environmental Justice 

      Noonan, Douglas S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      The environmental justice (EJ) movement now occupies a prominent position in environmental policy. EJ is a core principle for thousands of grassroots environmental organizations, is the subject of a Presidential executive ...