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Professor Laura Diaz Anadon CV

Prof Laura Diaz Anadon holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge she is also Director of the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG) and Fellow of St. John's College, where she is the Director of Studies for Land Economy. She is also a Board Member of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI). She is also a long-standing Affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) at Harvard University, where she was a Visiting Scholar for 2021–2022.

Prof Diaz Anadon joined the Department of Land Economy in September 2017 after a year as a faculty member in the Department in Politics and International Studies, also at the University of Cambridge. Before Cambridge she was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School between July 2013 and September 2016. At HKS she held various posts, including Associate Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) program, Director of the Investigator of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Member of the Board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Prof Diaz Anadon is a Lead Author in the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III on Climate Change Mitigation. She is a member of the Economics of Decarbonization Advisory Group for the UK Treasury’s Net Zero Review, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate and the Board of Directors of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. In March 2022 she was selected as one of the 15 founding members of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate. She was later voted as Vice-Chair of the Board.

She has received numerous awards and recognition for her research. In June 2018 she was awarded the XVII Fundacion Banco Sabadell Prize for Economic Research for the best young Spanish economics researcher, and in 2021 she was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University. She has given numerous international invited seminars, plenary talks and keynotes.

In addition to her various formal policy and commercialization advisory roles, Prof Diaz Anadon has engaged with policymakers in the United States, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Spain among others, and contributed to the UN Global Sustainable Development report and the Global Energy Assessment. She has also contributed evidence to US Congress and the UK Parliament. She has also worked as a consultant for various organizations (i.e., Climate Strategies on a World Bank project, UNFCCC, and OECD). Prior to starting her academic career, Prof Diaz Anadon carried out process engineering research projects at DuPont and Bayer Pharmaceuticals, collaborated extensively with Johnson Matthey Catalysts, and worked as a financial consultant at Oliver Wyman for banks on credit risk models for financing technology projects.

Prof Diaz Anadon holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. During her undergraduate degree she also studied at the University of Stuttgart.


Energy and climate policy; innovation and science policy; policy evaluation; econometrics; R&D institutions and management; decision making under uncertainty;  water-energy-food nexus; sustainable development; solar power; wind power; energy storage; buildings

Prof. Diaz Anadon has three main areas of research: The first area of research is on understanding on energy and environment-oriented technological innovation, which seeks to: identify and quantify the diverse benefits that derive from policies designed to promote it; map the complex factors—including but not limited to policies—that contribute to it; and create tools for policymakers and analysts to manage the systemic uncertainties that accompany it. Her second area of research focuses on the study of public innovation institutions in the climate and energy space and how to improve their effectiveness in various places across the globe. A third area of focus is the study the coupling between water and energy systems and its implications for policy-making, with a particular emphasis on the United States, China, and the Middle East and North Africa region. 

Her work on climate, energy, and innovation policy and systems analysis has resulted in over 70 journal articles (including Nature, PNAS, Nature Energy, Research Policy, Nature Climate Change, Environmental Science & Technology, Risk Analysis, Climatic Change, Environmental Research Letters, Global Environmental Change and Energy Economics), a 2014 edited Cambridge University Press book entitled “Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation”, a 2017 book on science and technology policy and partnerships in the Gulf, and 6 book chapters. Diaz Anadon has also published in chemical engineering and nuclear magnetic resonance journals, 

During her time at Cambridge she has received many competitive collaborative research grants. These include: an EU-funded H2020 project on the energy transition in Europe (INNOPATHS); an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to work on energy technology spillovers and the role of policy (2019); a UK ESRC and US NSF grant to work on the role of manufacturing location on the direction of innovation (2019); a UK BEIS and CIFF project (EEIST) focussed on developing complexity-based modelling solutions to inform policy making to meet climate goals in the energy sector (EEIST) (2020); a NERC grant to work on landscape solutions to promote climate mitigation, biodiversity and local development (2022); a second EU Horizon project on improving the modelling of technical change and policy impacts (PRISMA) (2023); and a second Sloan Foundation grant joint with UC Berkeley on Designing Institutions for Commercializing Energy Technologies (2024).  


Key publications: 
Energy, Innovation and Climate Policy
  1. Pasqualino, R, Peñasco, C, Barbrook-Johnson, P, Senra de Moura, F, Kolesnikov, S, Hafner, S, Nijsse, FJMM, Lamperty, F, Hinder, B, Melekh, Y, Sharpe, S, Jones, AW, Anadon, LD, Lenton, TM, Grubb, M. 'Modelling induced innovation for the low-carbon energy transition: a menu of options'. Environmental Research Letters (2024). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ad4c79
  2. Galeazzi, C, Steinbuks, J, Anadon, LD.Assessing the impact of renewable energy policies on decarbonization in developing countries’. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2024) Volume 199. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2024.114444
  3. Barbrook-Johnson, P, Mercure, J-F, Sharpe, S, Penasco, C, Hepburn, C, Anadon, LD, Farmer, JD, Lenton, T. Economic modelling fit for the demands of energy decision makers. Nature Energy (2024) DoI: 10.1038/s41560-024-01452-7
  4. Probst, B., Lohmann, P.M., Kontoleon, A., Anadon, L.D. (2023). ‘The impact of open access mandates on scientific research and technological development in the U.S.’iScience ISCI 107740. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2023.107740   
  5. Peñasco, C, Anadon, LD. ‘Assessing the effectiveness of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector gas consumption through dynamic treatment effects: Evidence from England and Wales.’ Energy Economics (2023) 117: 106435. DoI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2022.106435.
  6. Meckling, J, Galeazzi, C, Shears, E, Xu, T, Anadon, LD. ‘Energy innovation funding and institutions in major economies.’ Nature Energy (2022) 7: 876-885. Doi: 10.1038/s41560-022-01117-3
  7. Sauer, JMT, Anadon, LD, Kirchherr, J, Plummer Braeckman, J, Schulhof, V. ‘Determinants of Chinese and Western-backed development finance in the global electricity sector.' Joule (2022) 6(6):1230-1252.
  8. Sauer, JMT, Anadon, LD, Kirchherr, J, Plummer Braeckman, J, Schulhof, V. ‘Chinese and multilateral development finance in the power sector’. Global Environmental Change (2022) 75:102553.
  9. Doblinger, C, Surana, K, Li, D, Hultman, N, Anadon, LD. 'How do global manufacturing shifts affect long term clean energy innovation? A study of wind energy suppliers.' Research Policy (2022) 51(7):104558.
  10. Meng, J, Way, R, Verdolini, E, Anadon, LD.Comparing expert elicitation and model-based probabilistic technology cost forecasts for the energy transition.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) (2021) 118(27).
  11. Moner-Girona, M, Bender, A, Becker, W, Bódis, K, Szabó, S,.Kararachf, A.G., Anadon, LD.A multidimensional high-resolution assessment approach to boost decentralised energy investments in Sub-Saharan Africa’. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2021), 148: 111282.
  12. Weinold, M, Kolesnikov, S, Anadon, LD. Quantifying the impact of performance improvements and cost reductions from 20 years of light emitting diode manufacturing.’ Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications XXV (2021): 1170611. Doi:10.1117/12.2577591.
  13. Peñasco, C, Anadon, LD, Verdolini, E. ‘Systematic review of the outcomes and trade-offs of ten types of decarbonization policy instruments.’ Nature Climate Change (2021).
  14. Stephan, A, Anadon, LD, Hoffmann, VH. ‘How has external knowledge contributed to lithium-ion batteries for the energy transition?iScience (2021).
  15. Probst, B, Westermann, L, Anadon, LD, Kontoleon, A. ‘Leveraging private investment to expand renewable power generation: Evidence on financial additionality and productivity gains from Uganda.’ World Development (2021).
  16. Goldstein, AP., Doblinger, C., Baker, E., Anadon, LD. 'Patenting and business outcomes for cleantech startups funded by ARPA-E.' Nature Energy (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41560-020-00683-8.
  17. Probst, B, Anatolitis, V, Kontoleon, A, Anadon, LD. ‘The short term costs of local content requirements in the Indian solar auctions.’ Nature Energy (2020).
  18. Surana, K, Doblinger, C, Anadon, LD, Hultman, N. ‘Effects of technology complexity on the emergence and evolution of wind industry manufacturing locations along global value chains.’ Nature Energy (2020).
  19. Hoppmann, J, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Why matter matters: how technology characteristics shape the strategic framing of technologies.’ Research Policy (2020) 49:1, 103882. DoI:
  20. Tang, L,  Qu, J, Mi, Z, Bo, X, Chang, X, Anadon, LD, Wang, S, Xue, X, Li, S, Wang, X, Zhao, X. ‘Substantial emissions reductions from Chinese power plants after the introduction of ultra-low emissions standards.’ Nature Energy (2019). In Press. DoI: 10.1038/s41560-019-0468-1.
  21. Doblinger, C, Surana, K, Anadon, LD. ‘Governments as partners: the role of alliances in U.S. cleantech startup innovation.’ Research Policy (2019):48(6); 1458-1475.
  22. Meng, J, Zhang, Z, Mi, Z, Anadon, LD, Zheng, H, Zhang, B, Shan, Y, Guan, D. ‘The role of intermediate trade in the change of carbon flows within China’. Energy Economics (2018) 76:303-312. Doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.10.009
  23. Bento, N, Wilson, C, Anadon, LD.Time to get ready: Conceptualizing the temporal and spatial dynamics of formative phases for energy technologies.’ Energy Policy (2018) 119: 282-293. Doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.04.015.
  24. Binz, C, Anadon, LD. ‘Unrelated diversification in latecomer contexts—The emergence of the Chinese solar photovoltaics industry.Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2018) 28:14-34. Doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2018.03.005
  25. Jordaan, SM, Patterson, L, Anadon, LD.A spatially-resolved inventory analysis of the water consumed by the coal-to-gas transition of Pennsylvania’. Journal of Cleaner Production (2018) 184: 366-374. Doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.217
  26. Huenteler, J, Tang, T, Chan, G, Anadon, LD. ‘Why is China’s wind power generation not living up to its Potential?.’ Environmental Research Letters (2018) 13: 044001. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaadeb
  27. Verdolini, E, Anadon, LD, Baker, ED, Bosetti, V, Reis, L. ‘Future prospects for energy technologies: insights from expert elicitations.’ Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (2018) 12(1): 133-153. Doi:
  28. Li, Z, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Towards sustainability in water-energy nexus: Ocean energy for seawater desalination.Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018) 82(3): 3833-3847. Doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.10.087.
  29. Chan, G, Goldstein, AP, Bin-Nun, A, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Six principles for energy innovation.’ Nature (2017) 552: 25-27. Doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07761-0. (Corresponding author)
  30. Deng, H-M, Liang, Q-M, Liu, L-J, Anadon, LD.Co-benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation: a review and classification by type, mitigation sector and geography.’ Environmental Research Letters (2017) 12:123001. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa98d2.
  31. Anadon, LD, Gallagher, KS, Holdren, JP. ‘Rescue U.S. energy innovation’. Nature Energy (2017) 2: 760–763. doi:10.1038/s41560-017-0012-0
  32. Anadon, LD, Baker, ED, Bosetti, V. ‘Integrating uncertainty into public energy research and development decisions.’ Nature Energy (2017) 2: 17071. Doi:10.1038/nenergy.2017.71. (All authors contributed equally).
  33. Nemet, GF, Anadon, LD, Verdolini, E. ‘Quantifying the effects of expert selection and elicitation design on experts’ confidence in their judgments about future energy technologies.’ Risk Analysis (2017) 37(2): 315-330. Doi: 10.1111/risa.12604. (All authors contributed equally).
  34. Siddiqi, A, Stoppani, J, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Scientific Wealth in Middle East and North Africa: Productivity, Indigeneity, and Specialty in 1981-2013’. PLoSONE (Public Library of Science ONE) (2016) 11(11): e0164500. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164500.
  35. Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Harley, A, Matus, K, Moon, S, Murthy, S, Clark, W. ‘Making Innovation Work for Sustainable Development’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) (2016) 113(35): 9682–9690. (First three authors share co-first-authorship).
  36. Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Bin-Nun, A, Narayanamurti, V. ‘The pressing energy innovation challenge of the U.S. national labs.’ Nature Energy (2016) 1: 16117. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.117
  37. Siddiqi, A, Ereiqat, F, Anadon, LD. ‘Formulating expectations for future water availability through infrastructure development decisions in arid regions.’ Systems Engineering (2016) 19(2); 101-110. Doi: 10.1002/sys.21337 (2016).
  38. Anadon, LD, Baker, ED, Bosetti, V, Reis, L. ‘Expert views - and disagreements - about the potential of energy technology R&D.’ Climatic Change (2016) 136(3): 677-691. Doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1626-0.
  39. Santen, NR, Anadon, LD. ‘Balancing solar PV deployment and RD&D: A comprehensive framework for managing innovation uncertainty in electricity technology investment planning.’ Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2016) 60: 560-569.
  40. Liu, Z, Davis, SJ, Feng, K, Hubacek, K, Liang, S, Anadon, LD, Chen, B, Liu, J, Yan, J, Guan, D. ‘Targeted opportunities to address the climate-trade dilemma in China.’ Nature Climate Change (2016) 6: 201-206.
  41. Surana, K, Anadon, LD.Public Policy and Financial Resource Mobilization in Developing Countries: a Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes in China and India.’ Global Environmental Change (2015) 34: 340-359.
  42. Grindle, AK, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD.Food security amidst water scarcity: insights on sustainable food production from Saudi Arabia.’ Sustainable Production and Consumption (2015) 2: 67-78.
  43. Liu, Z, Feng, K, Hubacek, K, Liang, S, Anadon, LD, Zhang, C, Guan, D. ‘Four system boundaries for carbon accounts.’ Ecological Modelling (2015) 318:118-125.
  44. Guo, Y, Ru, P, Jun, S, Anadon, LD. ‘Not in My Backyard, but Not Far away from Me: Local Acceptance of Wind Power in China.’ Energy (2015) 82: 722-733.
  45. Baker, E, Bosetti, V, Anadon, LD. ‘Energy Policy Special Issue on Defining Robust Energy R&D Portfolios.’ Energy Policy (2015) 80: 215-218. (Editorial article, equal contributions of authors).
  46. Bosetti, V, Marangoni, G, Borgonovo, E, Anadon, LD, Barron, R, C. McJeon, WC, Politis, S, Friley, P. ‘Sensitivity to Energy Technology Costs: A Multi-model comparison analysis.’ Energy Policy (2015) 80: 244-263.
  47. Verdolini, E, Anadon, LD, Lu, J, Nemet, GF. ‘The effects of expert selection, elicitation design and R&D assumptions on experts' estimates of the future costs of photovoltaics.’ Energy Policy (2015) 80: 233-243.
  48. Baker, ED, Bosetti, V, Anadon, LD, Henrion, M, Reis, LA. ‘Future costs of key low-carbon energy technologies: Harmonization and aggregation of energy technology expert elicitation data.’ Energy Policy (2015) 80: 219-232
  49. Zhang, C, Anadon, LD, Mo, H, Zhao, Z, Liu, Z. ‘The water-carbon tradeoff of China’s coal power industry.’ Environmental Science & Technology (2014) 48(19): 11082-11089.
  50. Hajjar, DP, Moran, GW, Siddiqi, A, Richardson, JE, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Prospects for policy advances in science and technology in the Gulf Arab States: the role of international partnerships.’ International Journal of Higher Education (2014) 3(3): 45-57.
  51. Logar, N, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Semiconductor Research Corporation: An Industry Collaborative for Mission-Oriented Research.’ Minerva (2014) 52(2): 237-261.
  52. Choi, H, Anadon, LD. ‘The role of the complementary sector and its relationship with network formation and government policies in emerging sectors: The case of solar photovoltaics between 2001 and 2009.’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2014) 82: 80-94.
  53. Zhang, C, Anadon, LD. (2014) ‘A multi-regional input-output analysis of domestic virtual water trade and provincial water footprint in China.’ Ecological Economics (2014) 100: 159-172.
  54. Zhang, C, Anadon, LD. ‘Life cycle water use of energy production and its environmental impacts in China.Environmental Science & Technology (2013) 24(47): 14459-14467.
  55. Jordaan, SM, Anadon, LD, Mielke, E, Schrag, DP. ‘Regional water- and land-use implications of reducing oil imports with natural gas, shale oil, or biofuels in the United States.’ Environmental Science & Technology (2013) 47(21): 11976-11984. (Awarded Best Technical Paper at the Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit).
  56. Anadon, LD, Nemet, GF, Verdolini, E. ‘The future costs of nuclear power using multiple expert elicitations: effects of RD&D and elicitation design.’ Environmental Research Letters (2013) 8: 034020. (Selected to appear in the monthly highlights collection and topic of an ERL journal Perspective)
  57. Zhi, Q, Jun, S, Ru, P, Anadon, LD.The evolution of China’s national energy RD&D programs: The role of scientists in science and technology decision-making.’ Energy Policy (2013) 61: 1568-1585.
  58. Kajenthira, A, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Bridging decision networks for integrated water and energy planning..’ Energy Strategy Reviews (2013) 2(1). 46-58. (Energy Strategy Reviews: 4th of 25 Hottest Articles).
  59. Anadon, LD, Bosetti, V, Bunn, M, Lee, A. ‘Expert judgments about RD&D and the future of nuclear energy.’  Environmental Science & Technology (2012) 41(21): 11497-11504.
  60. Anadon, LD.Missions-oriented RD&D institutions in energy: a comparative analysis of China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.’ Research Policy (2012) 41(10): 1742-1756.
  61. Kajenthira, A, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘The Case for Cross-Sectoral Water Reuse in Saudi Arabia: Bringing Energy into the Water Equation.’ Journal of Environmental Management (2012) 102: 184-192.
  62. Qiu, Y, Anadon, LD. The price of wind power in China during its expansion: Technology adoption, learning-by-doing, economies of scale, and manufacturing localization.’ Energy Economics (2012) 34(3): 772-785.
  63. Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘The Water-Energy Nexus in Middle East and North Africa.’ Energy Policy (2011) 39(6): 4529-4540.
  64. Anadon, LD, and Nemet, GF. ‘Case study on the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Program: policy consistency, flexibility, and the long-term consequences of perceived failures.’ Global Energy Assessment. Coordinated by IIASA. Cambridge University Press. June (2012).
  65. Kempener, RK, and Anadon, LD. ‘Case study on Energy RD&D investments in the United States and major emerging economies’. Global Energy Assessment. Coordinated by IIASA. Cambridge University Press. June (2012).
  66. Sutherland, WJ, Bellingan, L, Bellingham, JR, Blackstock, JJ, Bloomfield, RM, Bravo, M, Cadman, VM, Cleevely, DD, Clements, A, Cohen, AS, Cope, DR, Daemmrich, AA, Devecchi, C, Anadon, LD, Denegri, S, Doubleday, R, Dusic, NR, Evans, RJ, Feng, WY,  Godfray, HCJ, Harris, P, Hartley, SE, Hester, AJ, Holmes, J, Hughes, A,  Hulme, M, Irwin, C, Jennings, RC, Kass, GS, Littlejohns, P, Marteau, TM, McKee, G, Millstone, EP, Nuttall, WJ, Owens, S, Parker, MM, Pearson, S, Petts, J, Ploszek, R, Pullin, AS, Reid, G, Richards, KS, Robinson, JG, Shaxson, L, Sierra, L, Smith, BG, Spiegelhalter, DJ, Stilgoe, J, Stirling, A, Tyler, CP, Winickoff, DE, Zimmern, RL. ‘A collaboratively-derived science-policy research agenda.’  PLoSONE (Public Library of Science ONE) (2012) 7(3): e31824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031824.
  67. Gallagher, KS, Anadon, LD, Kempener, R, Wilson, C. ‘Trends in Global Energy-Technology Innovation’. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Climate Change (2011) 2(3): 372-396.
  68. Chan, G, Anadon, LD, Chan, M, Lee, A. ‘Expert Elicitation of Cost, Performance, and RD&D Budgets for Coal Power with CCS.’ Energy Procedia (2011) 4: 2685-2692.
  69. Narayanamurti, V, Anadon, LD, and Sagar, AD. ‘Institutions for Energy Innovation: A Transformational Challenge.’ Issues in Science & Technology, September (2009), pp. 57-64. U.S. National Academies.

Multiphase Flow and MRI

  1. Dietrich, W, Anadon, LD, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, LF, Agar, D. ‘Simulation studies on the performance enhancement in periodically operated trickle-bed reactors based on experimental local liquid distribution measurements.’ Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2012) 51: 1672-1679.
  2. Anadon, LD, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, LF. ‘Rationalising MRI, conductance and pressure drop measurements of the trickle-to-pulse transition in trickle beds.’ Chemical Engineering Science (2008) 63: 4640-4648.
  3. Gladden, LF, Anadon, LD, Dunckley, CP, Mantle, MD, and Sederman, AJ. ‘Insights into gas-liquid-solid reactors obtained by magnetic resonance imaging.’ Chemical Engineering Science (2007) 62: 6969-6977.
  4. Anadon, LD, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, LF. ‘The Mechanism of the Trickle-to-Pulse Transition in Fixed-Bed Reactors.’ American Institution of Chemical Engineers Journal 52 (2006) 52: 1522-1532.
  5. Gladden, LF, Akpa, BS, Anadon, LD, Heras, JJ, Holland, DJ, Mantle, MD, Matthews, S, Mueller, C, Sains, MC, Sederman, AJ. ‘Dynamic MR imaging of single- and two-phase flows.Chemical Engineering Research & Design  (2006) 84(A4): 272-28.
  6. Gladden, LF, Anadon, LD, Lim, MHM, Sederman, AJ, and Stitt, EH. ‘Insights into the Mechanism of the Trickle-to-Pulse Transition in Trickle-Bed Reactors.’ Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2005) 44: 6320-6331.
  7. Anadon, LD, Lim, MHM, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, AF. ‘Hydrodynamics in two-phase flow within porous media.’ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2005) 23: 291-294.
  8. Sederman, AJ, Anadon, LD, El-Bachir, MS, Lim, MHM, Mantle, MD, Sains, MC, and Gladden, LF. ‘Latest developments in dynamic MRI of multi-phase systems.’ 4th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Aizu, Japan (2005). Conference Proceedings.
  9. Cilliers, JJ, Anadon, LD, Wee, FS. ‘Temperature, classification and dewatering in 10 mm hydrocyclones.’ Minerals Engineering (2004) 17: 591-597.

Books and Book Chapters

Chapter on: The Nature and Direction of Innovation in Global Value Chains for Wind-Energy Technologies’ by Surana, K, Doblinger, C, Li, D, Hultman, N, Anadon, LD. In “Innovation, Global Value Chains, and Globalization Measurement: Proceedings of a Workshop.” US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. (2022). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. P. 39-46.  DOI 10.17226/26477

BOOK: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD (Editors). ‘Science and Technology Development in the Gulf States: Economic Diversification through Regional Collaboration.’ Gerlach Press, Germany, Berlin. 2017. Also author of two chapters:

       Chapter 1:  Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Scientific Wealth and Technical Capacity in the GCC: International Collaborations to Achieve New National Visions’, introductory chapter by editors.

       Chapter 2: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Science and Engineering Research Collaborations: Patterns of Integration and Extension in the GCC.’

BOOK: Anadon, LD, Bunn, M, Narayanamurti, V. (Editors). ‘Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation’. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2014). ISBN-13: 9781107043718.

       Book reviewed in Science and Public Policy, (2016), 1–2, doi: 10.1093/scipol/scw010

       Also first author of two chapters and co-author in 4 chapters:

Chapter 1: Bunn, M, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘The need to transform US energy innovation.’

Chapter 2: Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Lee, A. ‘Expanding, and improving targeting of, U.S. investment in energy innovation: an analytical approach.'

Chapter 3: Logar, N, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Maximizing the return on investment’

Chapter 4: Jones, C, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Encouraging private-sector energy technology innovation and public-private cooperation.’

Chapter 5: Kempener, K, Bunn, M, Anadon, LD. ‘Maximizing the benefit from international energy innovation cooperation.’

Chapter 6: Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V, Bunn, V. ‘Transforming US energy innovation: how do we get there?’

BOOK CHAPTER: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Science and Engineering Education in the GCC: Challenges in the Road for Transformation’.  In ‘Higher education investment in the Arab States of the Gulf: Strategies for Excellence and Diversity’. Eds. Dale Eickelman and Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf. Gerlach Press, Berlin, Germany. 2017.

BOOK CHAPTER: Anadon, LD, Nemet, GF. ‘The U.S. Synthetic Fuels Program: Policy consistency, flexibility, and the long-term consequences of perceived failures.’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.”  Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. In Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2013), pp. 257-274

BOOK CHAPTER: Grübler, A, Anadon, LD, Gallagher, KS, Kempener, R, O’Rourke, Anastasia, Wilson, C. ‘Global R&D, market formation, and diffusion investments in energy technology innovation.’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.”  Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdome (2013), pp. 292-308.

BOOK CHAPTER: Kempener, R, Anadon, LD, Gallagher, KS, Jiang, K. ‘Energy RD&D Investments in the major emerging economies and the United States’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.”  Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2013), pp. 309-331.

BOOK CHAPTER: Anadon, LD, and Holdren, JP. ‘Policy for Energy-Technology Innovation.’ In “Acting in Time on Energy Policy.”  Edited by KS Gallagher. (2009). Brookings Institution Press

BOOK CHAPTER: Gladden, LF, Akpa, BS, Anadon, LD, Dunckley, CP, Lim, MHM, Mantle, MD, and Sederman, AJ. ‘Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A new window on the catalyst operating in the reactor environment.’  Turning Points in Solid-State, Materials, and Surface Science. KDM Harris and PP Edwards (Editors). Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK (2008), pp. 457-478.

BOOK CHAPTER: Gladden, LF, Anadon, LD, Lim, MHM, Sederman, AJ. ‘Two-Phase Flow in Trickle-Bed Reactors.’ NMR Imaging in Chemical Engineering. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany (2006), pp. 534-551.

Other publications: 

Selected policy publications

  1. Author with Dr. Clara Galeazzi and Dr. Jevgenijs Steinbuks of World Bank working paper: Galeazzi, C., Steinbuks, J., Anadon, L.D. ‘Assessing the Impact of Renewable Energy Policies on Decarbonization in Developing Countries.’ World Bank Policy Research Working Paper no. WPS 10329. Washington, D.C. World Bank Group.; February 28, 2023.
  2. Lead author (with Dr. Cristina Peñasco and Prof. Aled Jones) of  multi-authored international report released at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) 2022 in Pittsburgh on September 22, 2022: ‘Ten Principles for Policy Making in the Energy Transition’, as part of the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transitions (EEIST) project, funded by UK BEIS and CIFF.
  3. Co-author of report released at COP26. ‘The new economics of innovation and transition: evaluating opportunities and risks.’ Report of the project on the Economics of Innovation and System Transition (EEIST). November 4, 2021.
  4. Penasco, C, Anadon, LD, Verdolini, V. ‘How can we make green growth fair?’ Economics Observatory. November 15, 2021.
  5. Co-author of the Final Report of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate. Leading the Business and Innovation chapter. October 2021. 
  6. Goldstein, A., Doblinger, C., Baker, E., Anadon, LD. ‘Startups supported by ARPA-E were more innovative than others but an investment gap may remain. Nature Energy (2020). Policy Brief. Available at:
  7. Anadon, LD, Goldstein, AP, Baker, E, Doblinger, C. Submitted evidence in response to the UK Parliament Science & Technology Committee request on “A new UK research funding agency”. Evidence number: RFA0065. July 31, 2020.  Available for download at:
  8. Surana, K, Doblinger, Anadon, LD. Policy brief: Collaboration between start-ups and federal agencies: surprising solution for energy innovationInformation Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Washington D.C. Joint with K. Surana and C. Doblinger. August 24, 2020.
  9. Contributor to conference report. Conference organized by The Royal Society. ‘Energy Storage: Automotive and Grids’. Section on ‘The impact of policy’. Part of the conference series at The Royal Society on ‘Breakthrough Science and Technologies: Transforming our future. January 23, 2018. The Royal Society. London, UK
  10. Contributor to written Testimony to the US Congress House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology by Venkatesh Narayanamurti. Washington D.C. July 19, 2017. Testimony available at: 

Teaching and Supervisions


I teach in the Part IA Land Economy tripos Paper 4 on ‘Land, Development and Sustainability’. I also teach an MPhil elective on ‘Energy & Climate’ (EP06) and part of the core course on ‘Environmental Economics and Policy’ (EP02).

C-EENRG Director
C-EENRG Area Leader: Climate Change and Energy Policy
Professor of Climate Change Policy
Department of Land Economy
University of Cambridge
Professor Laura   Diaz Anadon


Person keywords: 
Climate Change
Public Policy