Fred Blockis an economic and political sociologist who teaches at the University of California, Davis. His books include, The Origins of International Economic Disorder(California) and Postindustrial Possibilities(California). He has been studying U.S. innovation policies since 2006 with support from the Ford Foundation.
Matthew R. Kelleris an Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University. His research explores shifts in dominant intellectual and political trends and their relation to government organization and policy. One strand of his current work investigates innovation policies and dynamics; a second explores how governments respond to episodes of collective violence.