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 S. Yudken, Ph.D. is Principal and Founder of High Road Strategies, LLC.
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.
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
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
organized hearings, drafted legislation, served on task forces, and developed policy recommendations incorporated into legislation.
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.
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.
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