What We Do

High Road Strategies provides thorough, definitive analyses and assessments of policy alternatives.

Joel Yudken
Dr Joel S Yudken

We offer an independent approach focused on comprehensive yet effective solutions, through:

  • Research using the most reliable information and data available;
  • Analysis to explain and clarify complex issues;
  • Assessment of opportunities, risks, alternatives and impacts;
  • Design of innovative policy options.

Clients rely on us to help identify and evaluate the best policies and strategies to solve pressing economic, environmental and workforce issues.

Our Services

Our Approach

The High Road merges diverse interests into broad solutions.

We actively include the views of industry, labor, NGOs and other stakeholders – utilizing our broad experience and expertise in:

  • Manufacturing competitiveness
  • Energy and environmental sustainability
  • Economic and workforce development
  • Technology innovation and commercialization

By incorporating stakeholder perspectives in the analytical and policy design process we ensure the results of our work are realistic, relevant, useful – and credible.

Our empirical and systems-based approach – often done in collaboration with top economic experts and modelers – allows us to offer our clients smart policy solutions.

About Us

News & Blog

Field Trip to Coal-Fired Power Plant, Wind Farm and Coal Mine
In early October, 2013 I joined twenty fellow members of the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) on an overnight field trip to a coal-fired power pl...

January 2nd, 2014

NCAC-USAEE Luncheon Talk
High Road Strategies principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken was the featured speaker at the July 12, 2013 luncheon of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE...

July 15th, 2013

Recent Projects

TVA Privatization Impacts
Produced report for the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), assessing the potential impacts of privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and making the case why it is not a good idea. More...

Workforce Readiness in the Unconventional Energy Sector
Conducted study, jointly with IHS Economics, for the Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance, assessing the workforce skills needs and education and training opportunities in the unconventional energy supply chain. More...

The Economic Benefits of Military Biofuels Produced a report for Environmental Entrepreneurs assessing the economic impacts of the U.S. military’s plan to replace half the fuels used in its marine and aircraft fleets with advanced biofuels by 2020. More...

What Our Clients Say

High Road Strategies engaged a wide variety of stakeholders to produce an objective, comprehensive analysis of the potential impacts of climate change policies on energy-intensive industries. To date, it remains the most thorough examination of this critical policy issue."

Jason Grumet President
Bipartisan Policy Center Washington, DC

Joel is an incredibly knowledgeable go-to resource for us based on his background and expertise in the nexus of manufacturing, energy, and policy. His contributions to our projects are top-notch: thoughtful, thorough and balanced."

Scott Miller Director
Center for Energy, Economics & the Environment Ohio University School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Athens Ohio

Our Clients