Academies, notably Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy and Capitalizing on Science Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Dr. Wessner’s expertise centers on public-private partnerships, early-stage financing for new firms, university-industry partnerships, and high-tech clusters, as well as the special needs and benefits of high-technology industry. Dr. Wessner is regularly consulted by congressional staff and testifies to the Congress and major national commissions, acts as an advisor to agencies of the U.S. Government, international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and leading technology agencies in Europe and Asia, and lectures at major universities in the United States and abroad. He previously worked in the U.S. Treasury Department, served overseas with the OECD and the U.S. State Department, and directed the Office of International Technology Policy at the Department of Commerce.
Dr. Wessner earned an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.