Tapan Munroe will speak about his new book, “Innovation: Key to America’s Prosperity & Job Growth,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. His talk is free and open to the public.
Munroe is an author, speaker, consultant and adviser in economics. His expertise includes innovation economics, energy economics, regional economics and high-tech industry analysis.
His current research and writings focus on the economics of innovation and economies of innovation regions such as Silicon Valley and high-tech San Diego. He serves as a lifetime member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Pacific Rim Studies at the University of San Francisco and as a member of the University of California President’s Board on Science and Innovation.
Munroe also has served as a trustee of the UC Merced Foundation, and as a director of the California State University Institute in Long Beach. He was the chief economist for PG&E for more than a decade.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado where he was awarded Colorado fellowship and membership in honor societies Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago Executive Training Program, a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University and a Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst fellow at the University of Augsburg in West Germany.
He also has served as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and a professor and chair of the economics department at University of the Pacific in Stockton.