Flamm, Kenneth S. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • A.B. in Economics, Stanford University
Research Areas
  • Microeconomics of Competition in High Tech Industry
  • Research and Development, Science and Technology, Innovation Policies
  • Defense Economics
Teaching Areas
  • Economics
  • Information and Technology Policy
  • Research and Empirical Methods

Kenneth Flamm, a professor and the Dean Rusk Chair in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for economic security and special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense for dual-use technology policy from 1993 to 1995, receiving the Department of Defense's Distinguished Public Service Medal from the secretary of defense. An applied microeconomist and expert on the economics of the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, he has served as senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and as an economics professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and George Washington University.

Flamm was elected in 2016 to the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth. He previously was appointed chair or vice chair of two National Research Council panels and served as a member of its Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board. He also has been a member of five other National Academies panels, and chair of the NATO Science Committee's Science and Technology Policy and Organization panel. He served on the Federal Networking Council Advisory Committee, on the OECD's Expert Working Party on High Performance Computers and Communications, on various federal advisory committees and as a consultant to government agencies, international organizations and private corporations. Flamm has authored numerous articles and books on global competition in high technology.

Media Expertise
  • Global civil society
  • Technology Policy
  • Trade
  • Defense
  • Economics


NewsOctober 18, 2019
LBJ faculty, students present research on work, families, public workers, crime and more at the 2019 APPAM Conference

Professors and students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will lead conversations and present research across an array of policy areas at the 2019 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Denver, Colorado Nov. 7–9.

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NewsDecember 15, 2017
LBJ School Semester in Review: Fall 2017

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NewsOctober 26, 2017
Texas 2030 explores impact of state, national policy changes to trade, immigration, border governance

The implications of state and national policy changes in the areas of trade, immigration and border governance were the focus of “Texas 2030: Texas in a Changing World Economy,” a one-day symposium hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Oct. 16.

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