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Manufacturing Policy Analyst for the Council
Director for Programs
Global Urban Development
Advisory Board Member
Climate Prosperity Alliance
Executive Board Member
International Economic Development Council
Member of the Public Policy Advisory Committee
Member of Advisory Board
National Research CouncilÂ
Economic Development Corporation
Public Policy Advisory Committee
Federal Reserve System
Board of Governors Member
U.S. House of Representatives
Professional Staff Member, Committee On Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project On Regional and Industrial Economics
Work and Technology Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master of Science
technology and society
CPA Advisory Board
Joel S. Yudken, Ph.D
Joel S. Yudken is Principal and Founder of High Road Strategies, LLC, an economic, industrial and energy policy consultancy in Arlington, VA. A nationally known industrial, energy and technology policy expert, he has held wide range of professional positions in labor, government, academia, industrial, and public interest organizations. Prior to starting High Road Strategies in 2006, he was sectoral economist and technology policy analyst at the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), and manufacturing policy analyst for the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council. While at the AFL-CIO, he also served on the National Research Council's Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design and chaired the Committee on Productivity, Technology and Growth, Labor Research Advisory Council, of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Before that, he held professional staff positions at the National Institute of Standards & Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Aside from serving on CPA's advisory committee, he is a member of the Public Policy Advisory Committee of the International Economic Development Council, the Manufacturing Working Group of the Apollo Alliance, and the International Advisory Board of Global Urban Development. He also has served on the Advisory Panel of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Green Economy Scoreboard Project. Dr. Yudken has written, spoken and consulted extensively on a wide range of policy issues, including manufacturing competitiveness, energy and electricity regulation, economic conversion, information technology and the Internet, workforce development, and science and technology R&D. He also has been an invited speaker at conferences, forums and workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including Europe, South Africa, India, and Canada.
A national industrial policy analyst for credible solutions | High Road Strategies
At the cross section of economic and environmental issues Joel has a great knack for finding the key insight, either through his vast network or his exceptional analytical capacity."
Joel Yudken Joel S. Yudken, Ph.D. is Principal and Founder of High Road Strategies, LLC. He is a nationally known expert on policy issues that relate to manufacturing, energy, technology, workforce and economic development. In a career spanning four decades, Dr. Yudken has held a wide range of professional positions in labor, government, academia, industry, and public interest organizations. His broad background and training in engineering, political, and socio-economic systems enables him to apply a range of qualitative and quantitative research and analytical tools to his work. His federal government experience instilled in him a keen understanding of how the legislative process and government institutions work, critical to developing pragmatic policy solutions. As Congressional staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, he organized hearings, drafted legislation, served on task forces, and developed policy recommendations incorporated into legislation. Subsequently, he has analyzed and drafted legislative proposals and made presentations to Congressional members and staff on various issues, and his work has been cited in Congressional testimony. While on staff at the AFL-CIO, he participated in a Senate Manufacturing Caucus panel chaired by U.S. Senators Hilary Clinton (D-NY) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC); a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business roundtable on manufacturing productivity; a labor delegation to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in The Hague, Netherlands; and, OECD Ministerial Conferences on electronic commerce in Ottawa, Canada and Paris, France. Dr. Yudken has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of policy issues, including manufacturing competitiveness, climate, energy and electricity regulation, economic conversion, the Internet, workforce development, and technology R&D. Download short bio, résumé or full Curriculum Vitae (coming soon) for Joel S. Yudken, Ph.D. (pdf)
NCAC-USAEE 2013 Speaker Presentations
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Dr Joel S Yudken High Road Strategies principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken was the featured speaker at the July 12, 2013 luncheon of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE... Joel is an incredibly knowledgeable go-to resource for us based on his background and expertise in the nexus of manufacturing, energy, and policy. His contributions to our projects are top-notch: thoughtful, thorough and balanced."