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Energy in America: Economic and Social Opportunity in the United States

June 25, 2019 • 9:30 – 10:45 am EDT

The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to launch two reports as part of its Energy in America series:

Featuring a discussion with contributing experts Joseph Aldy (Harvard University), Mary Alice McCarthy (New America), and David Hart (ITIF).

Over the last decade, the energy landscape in the United States has shifted in some consequential ways.  Going forward, the energy sector changes and energy policy developments are likely to play an important role in the economic and societal well-being of many regions around the country.

The Changing Role of Energy in the U.S. Economy provides insights into the role of energy in the U.S. economy at the national, regional, and local levels; the economic consequences of multiple energy pathways; the distributional impacts of various energy policies; and the anticipated economic consequences of technological change in the energy sector.

Energy as a Source of Economic and Social Mobility examines how energy creates economic and social opportunity through jobs, innovation, and improved living standards.  Increasingly, it is no longer enough to demonstrate energy policy's net economic benefits—policies are often expected to account for preexisting inequities, consider distributive consequences, and create economic opportunity.  This study evaluates policies and strategies designed to harness various kinds of energy development as sources of U.S. economic growth and social mobility.

Join us for a closer look at what is working—and what isn't—in U.S. energy policy as the relationship between energy and the U.S. economy evolves.

This event is made possible by generous support from the Sloan Foundation.
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Center on Education and Skills, Education Policy Program, New America
Senior Fellow, ITIF; and Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University