Walter D. Valdivia is a senior fellow at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University, and a nonresident fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.
Valdivia’s published work covers a wide range of topics in science, technology, and innovation policy. He has published extensively on university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurialism, and is now finishing a book manuscript on the topic. Other areas of focus include the governance of innovation, federal R&D trends, the economic impact of emerging technologies, and constraints to academic freedom.
His current interests are on the future of higher education, networks of knowledge in international development, and the politics of science and innovation policy.
Valdivia holds a B.S. in economics from Universidad Católica Boliviana, and an M.S. in economics and a Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University.