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Kira Matus, London School of Economics and Political Science

Kira Matus is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in public policy and management in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also holds an Associate Appointment with the Harvard University Sustainability Science Program at the Kennedy School of Government.

Matus’s research focuses on the application of innovative technology to address sustainable development. This includes exploring the potential of green chemistry as a so-called leapfrog technology in the United States, India, and China. She also researches the interactions between voluntary regulation and other forms of regulation, and their impacts on the sustainability of production/consumption systems. She is also currently the co-project director and lead investigator for manufacturing for Harvard University Sustainability Science Program’s Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development initiative.

Matus received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, and from 2007-2009 she was a recipient the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship. Matus also has an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and an Sc.B. in Chemistry from Brown University. Prior to joining the LSE, Matus was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.

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