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David Reiner

David Reiner

University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy
Director of the MPhil in Technology Policy Programme

BSc (McGill University), MA (Princeton University), PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Professional experience

Dr Reiner is a political scientist and is currently University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy and Programme Director of the MPhil in Technology Policy, a joint offering of Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge University Engineering Department. David has advised government, industry and non-governmental organisations on energy and environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on the politics of climate change and the social acceptability of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies. He is frequently interviewed in national and international media including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph.

David is also Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, and a research associate both of the Centre for International Business and Management at Cambridge, and of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and the Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies Program, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He sits on the Cambridge Judge Business School Research Committee, the EPRG management committee and the steering committee of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme's Social Research Network. He has testified before the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology and contributed to the World Economic Forum in Davos and Moscow. He is the recipient of research grants from the European Commission, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Natural Environment Research Council and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Previous appointments

Dr Reiner joined Cambridge Judge Business School from MIT's Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the Laboratory for Energy and Environment. He has also taught in the Political Science Department at Tufts University and the Graduate School of International Studies in Geneva.

Research interests

National climate change policies; social and political acceptability of carbon capture and storage technologies, international environmental negotiations; policy design; public perceptions of energy technologies, regulatory policy; competition policy; science policy and communicating science and technology.

David Reiner is a member of the Economics & Policy subject group.

Selected publications

Johnsson, F., Reiner, D., Itaoka, K. and Herzog, H. (2009) "Stakeholder attitudes on carbon capture and storage - an international comparison." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4(2): 410-418 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2009.09.006)

Guan, D. and Reiner, D.M. (2009) "Emissions affected by trade among developing countries." Nature, 462(7270): 164 (DOI: 10.1038/462159b)

Liang, X., Reiner, D., Gibbins, J. and Li, J. (2010) "Getting ready for carbon capture and storage by issuing capture options." Environment and Planning A, 42(6): 1286-1307 (DOI: 10.1068/a42417)

Liang, X., Reiner, D. and Li, J. (2011) "Perceptions of opinion leaders towards CCS demonstration projects in China." Applied Energy, 88(5): 1873-1885 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2010.10.034)

Reiner, D. and Liang, X. (2011) "Stakeholder views on financing carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in China." Environmental Science and Technology, 46(2): 643-651 (DOI: 10.1021/es203037j)

Reiner, D. (2011) "Learning lessons on carbon storage." Nature Climate Change, 1: 96-98

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Contact details

David Reiner
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 339616
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701