David Popp Portrait

David Popp is the Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.  He is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Network Member in the Energy & Climate Economics Research Group of CESifo.

David’s research interests are in environmental policy and the economics of technological change. Much of his research focuses on the links between environmental policy and innovation, with a particular interest in how environmental and energy policies shape the development of new technologies that may be relevant for combating climate change. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy, and has been published in a variety of economics and policy journals, including American Economic Review, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Nature Energy, Research Policy, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. His 2002 publication in the American Economic Review, “Induced Innovation and Energy Prices,” was one of two articles selected for the 2017 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Publication of Enduring Quality Award. David has served on the U.S. General Accounting Office Expert Panel on Climate Change Economics, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, and the Advisory Committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and has consulted for the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank. David received a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1997.