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John Paul Helveston Faculty Member

John Paul Helveston is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at the George Washington University. His research focuses on understanding the factors that shape technological change, with a particular focus on transitioning to more sustainable and energy-saving technologies. Within this broader category, he studies consumer preferences and market demand for new technologies as well as relationships between innovation, industry structure, and technology policy. He is an expert on China’s rapidly emerging electric vehicle industry and a scholar of innovation in China. He applies an interdisciplinary approach to research, with expertise in discrete choice modeling and conjoint analysis as well as interview-based case studies. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in China, collaborating with colleagues at Beijing Normal University and China’s State Information Center on past projects. He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and also an award-winning swing dancer. John holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech. Visit his personal website at www.jhelvy.com for more information.

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