Jan Youtie

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  • Job Title: Principal Research Associate, Enterprise Innovation Institute
    School of City and Regional Planning
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Jan L. Youtie, Ph.D., is manager of policy services and principal research associate in Innovation Partners, a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She also is an adjunct professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, teaches in the School of City and Regional Planning, and is a co-founder of the program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Dr. Youtie’s research focuses on technology-based economic development, emerging-technology assessment, manufacturing competitiveness, regional innovation clusters, and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation. She has been principal investigator in studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, European Commission, U.N. Development Program, Aspen Institute, Southern Technology Council, and Georgia Research Alliance among others. Her research received the Lang Rosen Gold Award for best article by the Journal of Technology Transfer, and it also has appeared in Research Policy, Economic Development Quarterly, Technovation, Evaluation and Program Planning, Nature Nanotechnology, and many other journals. She holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University.


Ph.D., 1981, Emory University, Political Science

M.A., 1979, Emory University, Political Science

B.S., 1977, Emory University, Political Science


Senior Research Associate, Enterprise Innovation Institute (formerly Economic Development Institute) Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992 to 1999, Principal Research Associate, 1999 to present, Manager Policy Services, 2006 to present

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998 to present

Assistant Director, A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service, Kennesaw State College, 1990-1992

Vice President, Bank Earnings International, 1982-1990

Senior Research Associate, Electronic Banking, Inc., 1981-1982

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning

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