Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.
Jerry Green is the John Leverett Professor at Harvard University and the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy in the Harvard Business School Department of Economics.
His current research includes work on the economics of incentives, principles of equity for use in collective decision-making, and the use of data on choice to evaluate economic well-being.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm