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Kenneth S. Flamm

Dean Rusk Chair in International Affairs


Contact Info

512-471-8952
SRH 3.362
kflamm@mail.utexas.edu

Kenneth Flamm, who joined the LBJ School in fall 1998, is a 1973 honors graduate of Stanford University and received a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1979.

From 1993 to 1995, Flamm served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Economic Security and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Dual Use Technology Policy. He was awarded the Department's Distinguished Public Service Medal in 1995 by Defense Secretary William J. Perry. Prior to his service at the Defense Department, he spent eleven years as a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at Brookings.

Flamm has been a professor of economics at the Instituto Tecnol?gico A. de M?xico in Mexico City, the University of Massachusetts, and George Washington University. He has also been an adviser to the Director General of Income Policy in the Mexican Ministry of Finance and a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences, the Latin American Economic System, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S Agency for International Development, and the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress.

Among Dr. Flamm's publications are Mismanaged Trade? Strategic Policy and the Semiconductor Industry (1996), Changing the Rules: Technological Change, International Competition, and Regulation in Communications (ed., with Robert Crandell, 1989), Creating the Computer (1988), and Targeting the Computer (1987). He is currently working on an analytical study of the post-Cold War defense industrial base.

Flamm, an expert on international trade and the high technology industry, teaches classes in micro-economic theory, international trade, and defense economics.

Education

Ph.D in economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 
Current Positions

Senior research fellow, IC2 institute, The University of Texas at Austin; member, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, National Research Council; member, Chair, Steering Group on R&D in the National Income Accounts, National Research Council; member, Vice Chair, Committee on Comparative Innovation Policy, National Research Council.

Previous Positions

Senior fellow, The Brookings Institution (1995-1998, 1987-1993); Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (1994-1995); Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (1993-1994); Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, The George Washington University (1990-1998)

Co-author, “The Determinants of Broadband Access,” Telecommunications Policy, July 2007; author, Mismanaged Trade?: Strategic Policy and the Semiconductor Industry (Brookings Institution Press, 1996); editor, Changing the Rules: Technological Change, International Competition, and Regulation in Communications(Brookings Institution Press, 1989); author, Creating the Computer: Government, Industry, and High Technology (Brookings Institution Press, 1988); author, Targeting the Computer: Government Support and International Competition (Brookings Institution Press, 1987)