Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Kauneckis specializes in public policy, institutional analysis, environmental
policy and methodology. His research examines the evolution of governance
institutions and how rule structure influences decision making and policy
outcomes. Current work focuses on the emergence of collaborative environmental
policy, property right institutions and science and technology policy in
the American states.
He holds a M.S. in International Development from UC Davis
and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University at Bloomington.
Current Research Projects
State-level Science & Technology Policy
Nevada Climate Change Infrastructure Project
Lake Tahoe Policy Evaluation and Landowner Survey
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the starting point for finding data and information on specific areas