Research area(s): The hydrogen economy, regional innovation systems, economic impact analysis
Courtney Bower is a Ph.D. student in Regional Science at Cornell University. His dissertation research focuses on the economic impacts of transitions to circular and hydrogen economies from a regional innovation systems perspective. He has published on pre-war transitions in the Donbas, Ukraine, and presented on bibliometrics in planning scholar knowledge networks. He is a member of the Just Places Lab housed in Cornell’s Department of City and Regional Planning, where he works to advance sustainable building deconstruction throughout New York State. While completing his Master in Regional Planning at Cornell University, he received the Arch R. Winter Graduate Fellowship for 2020, worked for the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction, and was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute summer program. Prior to attending Cornell University, he completed a tour of service as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in western Ukraine.