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Carnegie Mellon Faculty on the Hill

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Experts in Economics & Monetary Policy

  • Marvin Goodfriend: the leading scholar on Chinese Monetary policy, he previously served as the senior vice president and policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Lester Lave: considered one of the nation's top energy economists, and is a leading researcher and consultant on issues of energy policy and risk management
  • George Loewenstein: exploring the psychology of economics, specifically consumer decision-making and privacy issues
  • Allan H. Meltzer: served as a consultant on economic policy for the U.S. Congress, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the U.S. and foreign governments; spoke out against the U.S. government’s $700 billion bailout plan, calling it bad economic and social policy
  • Chester Spatt: can speak to the economics of securities and financial market regulation and how taxation of capital gains and losses impacts investor realization behavior and asset pricing


Experts in Energy, the Environment and Sustainability

  • President Jared L. Cohon, a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council, has been named vice chair of its Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force. The task force is an experienced group of 14 energy and environmental experts who will advise Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on ways to bolster national security by maximizing resource efficiency.

Sustainable Architecture

  • Volker Hartkopf: specializing in building systems integration, advanced technology, building performance, urban revitalization and third-world housing
  • Khee Poh Lam: focusing on building controls and diagnostics and an expert in sustainable energy initiatives in China
  • Stephen Lee: researching design and systems integration for high-performance, sustainable communities and buildings
  • Vivian Loftness: focusing on environmental design, including advanced building systems and building the workplace of the future

Green Chemistry

  • Terry Collins: a world-renowned advocate for the creation of environmentally friendly and less toxic chemicals

Risk Management

  • Baruch Fischoff: helping the public deal with health, safety and environmental risks

Sustainable Engineering

  • M. Granger Morgan: focusing on carbon sequestration and public policy surrounding climate change and clean energy
  • Ed Rubin: a winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Rubin explores issues related to clean coal and carbon sequestration


Experts on Global Technology Issues

  • M. Bernardine Dias: creating culturally appropriate computing technology for use by developing communities
  • Pradeep Khosla: focusing on cybersecurity, globalization, and the demand for a rethinking of the Internet and mobile technology 
  • Raj Reddy: a visionary in artificial intelligence, focusing on how technology serves society, particularly in education and developing societies
  • Alex Waibel: a leader in developing automated speech-to-speech and speech-to-text translation technologies, breaking down cultural barriers


Experts in Public Policy

  • Alessandro Acquisti: recently published report about the vulnerability of social security numbers
  • Lee Branstetter: associate editor of the Journal of International Economics, Branstetter has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Advanced Technology Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jendayi Frazer: the leading architect of U.S.-Africa policy over the last decade, focusing on economic and political issues in Africa
  • David McCormick: undersecretary for International Affairs from 2007 to 2009, he oversaw policies affecting global financial markets and led the international response to the crisis
  • M. Granger Morgan: focusing on carbon sequestration and public policy surrounding climate change and clean energy
  • Ed Rubin: a winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Rubin explores issues related to clean coal and carbon sequestration
  • Kiron Skinner: one of the country’s most renowned experts in international relations, U.S. foreign policy and political strategy


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