Patrick Baxter is a Public Policy Ph.D. student (Econometric Analysis Focus) at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Previously, he was the Country Representative in Malawi of Innovation for Poverty Action, the world’s leading provider of Randomized Controlled Trials (RTC) in economic development. A hands-on expert in RCT-based evaluations, a trained econometrician, and a practicing economist, his decade of experience includes field assignments in Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Philippines, Rwanda, and South Africa. He has been a manager and a staff member in large multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and UNICEF, in research-oriented non-profits such as the International Growth Centre and Khulisa Management Services, and in for-profit development firms including Causal Design and Nathan Consultants. He has published working papers on, among others, food security, teacher performance, tax evasion, and maternal mortality. He has a Master in International Development Policy from Georgetown University, and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
Critical Infrastructure Protection is one of the HDIAC’s eight technical focus areas. This SOAR reviews the current state of emerging technologies and methodologies relating to the protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security. The report takes a look at the evolution of our critical infrastructure protective measures, the physical and cyber threats to our critical infrastructure, and the role government has in working with the owners of the largely privately-owned infrastructure assets.