Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Fellow Dr. Roderick G. Eggert, Professor, Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Chair in Mineral Economics, Deputy Director of Critical Materials Institute, Colorado School of Mines, presenting a webinar titled US Public Policy Toward Critical Materials – Neoliberalism, Industrial Policy, and a Bit of History on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (MT).
What role should public policy play in securing supply chains for critical raw materials – those that are essential for the energy transition, manufacturing, national defense and the economy overall and subject to supply chain risks? This talk assesses this question from the perspective of the United States using a bit of history and the concepts of neoliberalism and industrial policy as starting points for thinking about the appropriate role for government.
Roderick G. Eggert is Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Chair in Mineral Economics at Colorado School of Mines, where he has taught since 1986.
He also is Deputy Director of the Critical Materials Institute, an energy innovation hub (research consortium, led by the Ames Laboratory) established by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2013, to accelerate innovation in energy materials.
His research and teaching focus on mineral economics and public policy. He chaired the U.S. National Research Council committee that wrote the 2008 book Minerals, Critical Minerals, and the US Economy (National Academies Press).