Deborah Strumsky

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Asst Professor
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603

Biography

Deborah Strumsky is an assistant professor at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. Her research has focused on the study of innovation, invention and technological change, and their relationship to economic growth. More recent work has explored technological change in in renewable energy systems. She has a several longstanding collaborations with researchers at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, NM and a background in complex adaptive systems.

She received her BS in economic from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters and PhD in Regional Science from Cornell University. She worked as an Energy Market Analyst at Energy Security Analysis in Boston, Massachusetts before accepting as a position as a Statistical Analyst at the Harvard Business School. Deborah taught at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte before accepting a position at ASU in January, 2015.

Deborah was a co-author in Informs 2014 paper of the year “Mobility, skills, and the Michigan Non-compete Experiment” published in Management Science, and co-authored the “Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas” with the Brookings Institute. In 2013, she was awarded a $999,000 Department of Energy research grant, “Forecasting and influencing technological progress in solar energy.” 

She currently has appointments in the ASU-SFI Center for the Study of Biosocial Complex Systems, the School for the Future of Innovation and Society and beginning in the summer of 2017 she will also have an appoinment with the School for Sustainability. In addition to ASU, she is also an External Faculty Fellow at the Jönköping International Business School in Jönköping, Sweden.

Research Interests

Innovation and Invention

Technological Change

Renewable Energy

Patents and Intellectual Property

Complex Adaptive Systems

 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SOS 314 Basic Energy Science
SOS 492 Honors Directed Study
SOS 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
FIS 394 Special Topics
SOS 574 Sust Energy Analytics
SOS 790 Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SOS 314 Basic Energy Science
HSD 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SOS 314 Basic Energy Science
HSD 598 Special Topics