David Popp is a professor of public administration and international affairs and the Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Popp also serves as a a senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research.
Popp’s specializes 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.
Popp has a variety of research roles, including a position as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Network Member in the Energy & Climate Economics Research Group of CESifo. He also is co-editor for two journals, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and Environmental and Resource Economics.
Professor Popp’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. Popp’s research 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.
Professor Popp has served on the U.S. General Accounting Office Expert Panel on Climate Change Economics, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, and the Advisory Committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform. He has consulted for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank.