Mark Muro

Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

Mark Muro, a senior fellow and director of policy for the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, manages the program's public policy analysis and leads key policy research projects.

  • In the News

    Tennessee needs to complement its cost appeal with new production efficiency, top-flight workforce training, and a flare for product and process innovation.

    October 4, 2013, Mark Muro, The Examiner
  • In the News

    [Washington, DC's reliance on goverment is] a relatively less dangerous addiction than others. Diversification can never be sold until it’s too late. Complexity breeds resilience. It’s true in natural systems, and it’s true in economics.

    March 7, 2013, Mark Muro, Washington Post
  • In the News

    There is a lot of logic to [Obama's oil-funded clean-energy research proposal]. It resonates to a broad segment of the population that we should make the best of fossil fuels while accelerating the effort to transform our energy system.

    February 14, 2013, Mark Muro, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • In the News

    [Colorado] is entering a period where it has an opportunity to be the Silicon Valley of space.

    February 5, 2013, Mark Muro, The Associated Press
  • In the News

    A strong innovation system is a critical contributor to prosperity.

    February 1, 2013, Mark Muro, USA Today
  • In the News

    The outcome of the election will have an influence on the pace of growth in [clean energy] industries. If the nation and states weaken the policy framework, the industry uptick and need for workers will stagnate.

    November 6, 2012, Mark Muro, San Antonio Business Journal
  • In the News

    Supported by subsidies but also by rapid technical advances, onshore wind and solar photovoltaic installations are way up, and the price of delivered renewable energy is way down ... Wind and solar need the help because the barriers for new technologies in the energy industry are tougher than those in any other industry in this country.

    October 8, 2012, Mark Muro, Wall Street Journal
  • In the News

    States really are more or less on their own if they want to pursue a large scale-up of low-carbon energy solutions. [Green banks are] a worthy experiment in trying to make limited state revenues go farther.

    September 24, 2012, Mark Muro, Inside Climate News
  • In the News

    With Washington gridlocked and retrenching, the new state banking models offer a hopeful counterpoint to national dysfunction.

    September 14, 2012, Mark Muro, DC Streets Blog

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