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What We Do

Joel Yudken

Dr Joel S Yudken

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

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

Check out our many studies on energy, climate change and manufacturing competitiveness, available online and in print

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News & Blog

  • Privatization and TVA’s Clean Energy Challenge

    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently dodged consideration by the Obama Administration to shed the federal government’s role in its ownership. Because of worries that TVA’s bond debt could exceed its $30 billion statutory cap and thus impact the federal debt, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had suggested severing federal ties with the […]

    October 30, 2015
  • Workforce Readiness and Unconventional Energy

    In June, a new report by High Road Strategies, LLC (HRS), conducted jointly with IHS Economics, a leading international business and economic analysis firm, was released, summarizing the findings of an independent assessment of the workforce readiness challenge confronting the unconventional energy (shale gas and tight oil) supply chain. With the surge in “unconventional” oil […]

    August 27, 2015

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What Our Clients Say

  • 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
  • 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

Our Clients