“The Future of Plug-In Electric Vehicles”Link to presentation slides CLICK HEREJ.R. DeShazo, Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Public Policy in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, is an expert in economics, public finance, and organizational governance. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in Economics from Oxford University. His current research with electric vehicles and alternative fuels is in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments’ Electric Vehicle Readiness Project which will develop a plan for siting electric vehicle charging stations in six Southern California counties. Dr. DeShazo’s recent research has also focused on local public finance, regulatory reform, climate change policy, and solar energy policy. He advises the Los Angeles City Council and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, among key agencies. He has previously advised the US Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations, among others.