Peter Linquiti

Associate Professor & Director, Environmental Resource Policy Program
Faculty: Full-Time
Address: School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC,
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Technology policy
Climate change
Risk management
Policy analysis methods

Prior to joining the GW faculty, Peter Linquiti served as Executive Vice President at ICF International, a global consulting firm focused on energy and environmental policy. He has supported public sector clients in all phases of the policy design, implementation and evaluation process.  His substantive work has addressed both regulatory and non-regulatory policies related to air quality, climate change, hazardous and solid waste, drinking water, risk assessment and energy efficiency. Dr. Linquiti has also led several international environmental projects for clients including the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Program, and the governments of Thailand and the Philippines.  His current research focuses on publicly-funded research and development related to new “green” technologies.


PhD, George Washington University
MPP, University of California at Berkeley
AB, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley


(Selected List)

Application of Finance Theory and Real Option Techniques to Public Sector Investments Made Under Uncertainty:  Research & Development and Climate Change, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 2012.

The Importance of Integrating Risk in Retrospective Evaluations of Research and Development, Research Evaluation, 2012, 21:152-165.

Real Option Analysis as a Tool for Valuing Investments in Adaptation to Climate Change (with Nicholas Vonortas), May 18, 2011, presented at conference on the “Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries,” hosted by the World Bank, the UN Development Program, and George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Using Real Option Techniques to Assess Government R&D Programs: An Application to U.S. DOE´s Industrial Technology Portfolio, June 2010, presented at "14th Annual International Real Options Conference: Theory Meets Practice," hosted by LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy.

Federal Research on the EHS Implications of Nanotechnology:  Key Management Principles, presentation to the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, January 4, 2007, on behalf of ICF International.

Characterizing the Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology:  Where Should the Federal Government Go From Here?, December 2006, with Adam Teepe, ICF International.

Environmental Technology Transfer to Developing Countries: Practical Lessons Learned During Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, Fall 1995, with David Strelneck, ICF International.

Classes Taught

PPPA 0701  Sustainability & Environmental Policy
PPPA 6006  Policy Analysis
PPPA 6109  MPP Capstone
ENRP 6298  Environmental Policy Capstone