Alumni (National Fellow)

David Reinecke

National Fellow
B.A. University of Pennsylvania (2007) with Honors
M.A. (2009)
M.A. Princeton University (2012) with Distinction
Dream Mentor:
Richard John
Columbia University
Fields of Interest:
Political Economy
Science and Technology


David Reinecke is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. With a background in the history of science and technology from the University of Pennsylvania, his work takes a comparative-historical approach to the study of market formation. His dissertation, “Network Struggles: Re-wiring American Network Industries for Competition, 1970-2005,” compares the deregulation of four network industries in the United States (electricity, natural gas, railroads, and telecom) from 1970 to the present with a focus upon struggles in each industry to define the appropriate form of networked competition. With Janet Vertesi at Princeton, Reinecke is currently examining how moments of fiscal austerity and declining government support for basic research impacts science. Reinecke was the 2014-15 Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded Fellow in Technology and Democracy at UVA’s Miller Center.

Thesis Description:

Network Struggles: Re-wiring American Network Industries for Competition, 1970-2005

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