Sujai Shivakumar is Associate Director of the Center for Data Innovation, focusing on the impact of data innovation in the retail sector. He brings two decades of experience in directing studies, convening high-level dialogue, and preparing and disseminating reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration. He has deep experience in the assessment of public-private technology partnerships and technology transfer from the National Laboratories, analyses of policies supporting advanced manufacturing and the skilled technical workforce, policy studies relating the governance of near-earth orbit, and comparative reviews of international innovation policies and their impact on the U.S. innovation system.
Dr. Shivakumar holds a doctorate in economics from George Mason University and was an Earhart Foundation scholar at the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University-Bloomington. He is the author of The Constitution of Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and co-author with Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom of The Samaritan’s Dilemma, The Political Economy of Development Aid (Oxford, 2005).