Technology Policy Initiative | Markle

Technology Policy Initiative

As developing technologies (artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, additive manufacturing, quantum computing, and others) increase in commercial use, the Markle Foundation seeks to ensure these technologies become engines for broad economic participation and benefit all workers in America. Toward that end, we created a Technology Policy Initiative, which will engage key cross-sectoral stakeholders to co-design policy solutions, as we have done with previous initiatives such as in national security.

Research Consortium

To inform the Technology Policy Initiative, we created a research consortium that is documenting and assessing the potential of different technological advances for job creation, and the kinds of policies and interventions needed to fulfill that potential.

Stefaan Verhulst is the Technology Policy Initiative Research Consortium Coordinator. Verhulst is also a Senior Advisor at the Markle Foundation; and Co-Founder, Chief Research and Development Officer, and Director of GovLab’s Data Program.

If you have questions about this Initiative, please email him at:
[email protected]

The consortium is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of experts including (in alphabetical order):

  • David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor, Director, Digital Economy Lab, Stanford University
  • Richard Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Martijn Rasser, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Andrea Renda, Professor, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute
  • Alexandra Seymour, Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Nicol Turner Lee, Director, Center for Technology Innovation (CTI), The Brookings Institution