Geoffrey Gertz

Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics & Security Program

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Geoffrey Gertz is a Senior Fellow in the Energy, Economics & Security Program at CNAS. His research focuses on economic tools for protecting and promoting critical technologies; digital policy and data governance; and geoeconomic competition.

Prior to joining CNAS, Gertz served as Director for International Economics at the White House, jointly appointed to the National Security Council and National Economic Council, where his portfolio covered emerging technology and digital policy. He also served as Senior Advisor at the State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, where he covered U.S. diplomatic engagement on digital economy regulations and cross-border data flows.

Before entering government, Gertz was a Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, a non-resident Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Global Economic Governance Programme, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He has published widely in both policy and academic publications, including The Washington Quarterly, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, the Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Quarterly, and World Development, and is frequently cited by major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, PBS, and Guardian.

He received a DPhil (PhD) and MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from DePauw University.

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