Walter D. Valdivia is a Senior Policy Editor for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Prior to Mercatus, he was a Senior Fellow at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and a Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He studies S&T policy and the governance of innovation. Valdivia holds a PhD in Public Administration and an M.S. in Economics from Arizona State University and a B.S. from Universidad Católica Boliviana.