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, where he is a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. He is an economist with research interests 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. Among this work are papers examining the relationship between energy prices and innovation, and papers looking at the role of R&D subsidies for climate policy.
His work has been funded by the National Science 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, 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. Popp is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Network Member in the Energy & Climate Economics Research Group of CESifo, and a Co-editor for two journals: the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and Environmental and Resource Economics.