- AB, Occidental College
- MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- PhD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Kelly Sims Gallagher is Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy. She directs the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy’s (CIERP) at Fletcher. She is also Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she previously directed the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group. Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China. She is particularly interested in the role of policy in spurring the development and deployment of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies, domestically, and internationally. A Truman Scholar, she has a MALD and PhD in international affairs from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and an A.B. from Occidental College. She speaks Spanish and basic Mandarin Chinese. She is the author of China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (MIT Press, 2006), editor of Acting in Time on Energy Policy, No Great Wall: The Global Diffusion of Clean Energy Technologies (MIT Press, 2014) and numerous academic articles and policy reports. In 2014-2015, Professor Gallagher is on leave to serve as Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.Professional Activities
- Director of Energy, Climate, and Innovation program in Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP)
- Lead Author of the Global Energy Assessment
- Senior Associate and Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
- Consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Commission on Energy Policy, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
- former director of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at the Harvard Kennedy School
- Deputy Director of The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs
- Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
- The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs
- Energy and climate change policy in the United States and China
- Processes of technological innovation (especially the role of public policy) with a particular emphasis on the deployment of advanced energy technologies, including the transfer of technologies from one country to another
- The intersection of science and technology with public policy
• "Innovation and Technology Transfer Across Global Value Chains: Evidence from China’s PV Industry," Climate Technology & Development Case Study. Climate & Development Knowledge Network, July 2013.
• Kelly Sims Gallagher. "Why & How Governments Support Renewable Energy." Daedalus, Winter 2013 (The Alternative Energy Future, vol. 2), Vol. 142, No. 1: 59–77.
• William R. Moomaw and Kelly Sims Gallagher. "Climate Change: The Clock Keeps Ticking," CAIJING Annual Edition: Forecasts and Strategies, 2012, pages 174-176.
• Wilson, C., Grubler, A., K.S. Gallagher, and G. Nemet. "Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection." Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, November 2012, pp. 780-788.
• Gallagher, K.S. and E. Muehlegger 2011, "Giving Green to Get Green? Incentives and Consumer Adoption of Hybrid Vehicle Technology," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 61, No. 1, January: 1-15.
• Gallagher, K.S., Anadon, L.D., Kempener, R. and Wilson, C. “Trends in investments in global energy research, development, and demonstration.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Volume 2, Issue 3, May/June 2011: 373–396.
• Kelly Sims Gallagher and John C. Randell. "What Makes U.S. Energy Consumers Tick?" Issues in Science and Technology. Summer 2012.
• Kelly Sims Gallagher, Arnulf Grubler, Laura Kuhl, Gregory Nemet, and Charlie Wilson. "The Energy Technology Innovation System." Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 37, 2012
• Liu, H. and Gallagher, K.S. “Preparing to ramp up large-scale CCS demonstrations: An engineering-economic assessment of CO2 pipeline transportation in China.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2011: 798-804BOOKS
• The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China (MIT Press 2014)
• Acting in Time on Energy Policy (Brookings Institution Press 2009)
• China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (MIT Press 2006)BOOK CHAPTERS
• Kelly Sims Gallagher & Qi Ye (2014) Climate and Clean Energy. In N. Hachigan (ed.) Debating China: The US-China relationship in Ten Conversations (pp,111-130). New York, NY: Oxford University Press
• Anadon, Laura Diaz, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Matthew Bunn, and Charles Jones 2009, “Tackling U.S. Energy Challenges and Opportunities: Preliminary Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Energy Innovation in The United States.” Cambridge, Mass.: Report for Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.CoursesNOT CURRENTLY OFFERED