Caleb Watney
Director of Innovation Policy

Caleb Watney is the director of innovation policy at PPI. His work focuses on the policy levers the US can use to increase long-term rates of innovation, including high-skill immigration, basic science funding, R&D incentives, and the development of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.

His commentary has been published in The AtlanticPolitico, the Wall Street JournalLawfare, and the National Review. He has also been cited in the New York TimesVoxArs Technica, and the National Journal.  Previously, Caleb worked as a technology policy fellow at the R Street Institue, and as a graduate research fellow at the Mercatus Center. He received his master’s in economics from George Mason University and a bachelor of business administration from Sterling College.