David Livingston

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David Livingston

David Livingston is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where his research focuses on geoeconomics, markets, and risk. He is also a nonresident associate of Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Previously, he served as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he concluded as acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. He also has worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. Livingston was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council, is an alumnus of the Atlantik Brücke Young Leaders Program, and serves on the board of South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco.

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A Blockchain-Based Energy Future?

Addressing the long-term imperatives of the energy sector, including the difficult task of reconciling affordability, sustainability and security amid a changing climate and technological disruption, will involve more than the employment of old tropes (e.g., “energy independence”, “energy dominance”, or “sustainable energy”)...

The strategic consequences behind Trump’s Paris Agreement decision

To begin with, the decisions facing the Trump administration over the Paris Climate Agreement are not as simple as they are often portrayed...

The New Administration's Energy Puzzle

On February 28th, US President Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress, driving home twin themes of economic opportunity and efforts to protect the American people. The Trump Doctrine, as best as it can be discerned at this inchoate stage, is a mix of economic nationalism coupled with an insular definition of national security...