Walter D. Valdivia

Senior Policy Editor for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Walter D. Valdivia is a Senior Policy Editor at the Mercatus Center, a think tank housed at George Mason University.


Work Experience

Dr. Valdivia has a long experience in think tanks, having worked at George Mason University and the Brookings Institution. He has also been guest editor for Issues in S&T of the National Academies, and has taught at Johns Hopkins, George Mason, and Arizona State Universities. His research seeks to inform institutional design of the American innovation system and to foster the next generation of national S&T leaders.


Industries / Areas of Expertise

University and think tanks.



Dr. Valdivia has an MS in economics and a PhD in public affairs from Arizona State University and a BS in economic from Universidad Católica Boliviana.


Personal / Contributions at Batten and/or UVA

Dr. Valdivia serves at the Batten school of policy advisory board.