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Alexandra Stone

Alexandra Stone is a candidate for the Doctorate of Public Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation research focuses on pharmaceutical innovation, R&D productivity and the technology transfer process. Her research is funded through NSF Science of Science Policy grant: Modeling Innovation Chains Using Case-Based Econometrics and NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant: Modeling Pharmaceutical Innovation Pipelines. She recently presented research results at the Atlanta Conference on Innovation (October 2009) and will be presenting at the upcoming AAAS Science of Science Policy workshop (October 2010) and Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Conference (November 2010). Ms. Stone also won second prize in the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) graduate student literature review competition and presented the paper at the annual conference (April 2010). Prior to entering the PhD program, Ms. Stone was a research associate at the Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington D.C. She received a Master of Science in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from Smith College.

Committee: Kenneth Flamm, Janet Dukerich, Andy Henderson, Benedicte Callan, Chandler Stolp and Cynthia Osborne

Research Interests: Innovation Policy, Intellectual Property Policy, Technology Transfer Policy, Research Methods