Department of Economics
Kelly Nelson is a PhD candidate in Economics at NC State University. His fields are industrial organization and the economics of science and technology. His dissertation research concerns the determinants of alternative energy innovation. This includes the impact of biofuels policy on biofuels and plant biotechnology research, the effects of nuclear accidents on nuclear physics and engineering patenting, and the relationship between US states’ renewable portfolio standards and renewables R&D. His other research concerns R&D in the agricultural biotechnology sector.