United States of America

The National Academy of Sciences, one of the founding members of IIASA, is the National Member Organization representing the United States of America. 

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Research collaborations between IIASA and the United States of America (US) have been highly productive
ever since the institute was founded in 1972. The IIASA–US relationship is central to the Institute and consequently IIASA participates in more activities related to the US than any of its other member countries. 

The US National Member Organization is the National Academy of Sciences, which promotes cooperation with American scientists, research institutions, and government agencies. The membership contribution is supported by the National Science Foundation

Research highlights:

14 June 2020
Analyzing US trade interdependencies using the Food-Energy-Water Nexus concept

Options Summer 2020: IIASA researchers used systems analysis methods to measure trade interdependencies between US states and found that the country’s current food supply chain is often not optimized for using available natural resources.  More

07 May 2020
Can we estimate the time until the next recession?

As the world economy is falling into one of the biggest contractions of the last decades, a new study of economic recession patterns finds that the likelihood of a downturn was high even before the onset of the Coronavirus crisis.  More

30 April 2020
A new approach to measuring inequalities in development

A new study by researchers from IIASA and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for the first time systematically explored and compared the use of the Human Life Indicator as a viable alternative to the conventional Human Development Index as a means of measuring progress in development.  More


Science into policy:

Managing an endangered river across the USA-Mexico border

To overcome pressures on water quantity and quality in the Rio Grande/Bravo the 1944 Water Treaty between Mexico and the USA must be adapted, taking full advantage of the institutional flexibility to include environmental sustainability. More

On the blog:

11 July 2019
The Earth is our spaceship: Perspectives from space

Retired NASA Astronaut and Principal of AstroPlanetview LLC, Sandra H Magnus shares insights about our world gained from her time living on the International Space Station.  More

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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

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Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations, The National Academies

INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH THE US

PUBLICATIONS

Sanmartin MX, Ali MM, Lynch S, & Aktas A (2020). Association Between State-Level Criminal Justice–Focused Prenatal Substance Use Policies in the US and Substance Use–Related Foster Care Admissions and Family Reunification. JAMA Pediatrics DOI:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1027. (In Press)

Chagas CCM, Pereira MG, Rosa LP, da Silva NF, Freitas MAV, & Hunt JD (2020). From Megawatts to Kilowatts: A Review of Small Wind Turbine Applications, Lessons From The US to Brazil. Sustainability 12 (7): e2760. DOI:10.3390/su12072760​.

Patrizio P, Leduc S, Kraxner F, Fuß S, Kindermann G , Spokas K, Wetterlund E, Lundgren J, et al. (2019). Killing two birds with one stone: a negative emissions strategy for a soft landing of the US coal sector. In: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. Eds. Pires, J.C. & da Cunha Goncalves, A.L., pp. 219-236 Academic Press. ISBN 978012816600010.1016/B978-0-12-816229-3.00011-9.

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