Dr. Keith W. Crane is an economist at the Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA’s) Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). Over the course of his career, he has specialized in the economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet republics, among several other topics. From 1990 to 2002, Dr. Crane was Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research at PlanEcon, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm that specialized in forecasting developments in the macroeconomics and the energy and automotive sectors of those economies. At STPI, Dr. Crane focuses on science policy, space policy, and energy and environmental technologies. Prior to coming to STPI in 2016, Dr. Crane was Director of the RAND Corporation’s Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program. In addition to his work on science policy, energy, the environment, and Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics, he has written extensively on post-conflict nation building , economic development, and the Chinese economy. In the fall of 2003, Dr. Crane served as an economic policy advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad.