Dr. Evan Johnson is a researcher with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with over ten years of experience in quantitative research and policy analysis. His research focuses on innovation and public policy, with specific foci including energy innovation, climate stabilization and the impacts of Federal R&D funding on high-tech firms. His work involves heavy use of econometric, geo-spatial, and data science tools to solve economic problems in energy and innovation.
His published work appears in leading academic journals, including Research Policy and Energy Research & Social Science. He serves as Principal Consultant on two Evaluation Panels at the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, where he has authored reports for Congress to aid in evaluating Public R&D programs for innovation and entrepreneurship. He also has won NSF grants to study government incentives for innovation and small businesses.
Dr. Johnson is an Adjunct Teaching Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has taught numerous courses in public policy and public administration, including research design, methods for analysis and evaluation, quantitative methods for policy analysis, and energy policy. Dr. Johnson holds masters and doctoral degrees in public policy from the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Carolina, respectively.