Maxwell School

David C. Popp

Associate Professor, Public Administration

Popp_DavidDavid Popp is Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at 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. 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, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 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, an associate editor for Energy Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics, and a co-editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He has served as a consultant for the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank, on the General Accounting Office Expert Panel on Climate Change Economics, and on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis. Popp received a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1997.

Contact Information

Office: 426 Eggers
Phone: 443-2482
Web Page: Available here
Email: dcpopp at

Faculty Bio

Technology Research Areas

Technical Change and Technology Diffusion
Technology Transfer
Technology Transfer

Technology Courses

PPA 776: Economics of Science and Technology 


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