International Low-Carbon Technology Transfers: Do Intellectual Property Regimes Matter?
Thursday, March 7, 5:15 PM
Mezes Hall (MEZ) 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm
About the speaker:
Dr. Varun Rai is an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Faculty Fellow at the University's Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy. Prior to joining UT Austin he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University.
His principal research interests are in technological change and energy; energy and development; and climate change policy. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation.
Dr. Rai received his Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford with specialization in energy systems and technologies. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. He was a Global Economic Fellow in 2009.
This event is co-sponsored by the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.