David Keith

Mitsui Career Development Professor

Assistant Professor, System Dynamics

David Keith

David R. Keith is the Mitsui Career Development Professor and Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Drawing on his experience working in the automotive industry, David studies consumer behavior, firm strategy and the formation of markets for emerging automotive technologies. His research examines issues including spatial patterns of technology adoption, supply constraints in production, platform competition, and the impact of new technologies on energy consumption and the environment.

David has received several awards for his research, including a Fulbright scholarship, an Alcoa Foundation Fellowship from the American-Australian Association, and a Martin Family Sustainability Fellowship from the MIT Energy Initiative.  David previously worked for Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors, and URS Corporation, a global engineering and environmental consultancy. 

David holds BEng (Hons.), BCom, and MEnv degrees from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and a PhD from the MIT Engineering Systems Division.  

General Expertise: Alternative energy; Asia Pacific; Automotive industry; Clean energy; Consumer behavior; Drought; Electricity; Energy; Energy efficiency; Environment; Ethanol; Infrastructures; Natural gas; Nonlinear dynamics; Operations management; Simulation; Sociotechnical system; Strategy; Sustainability; System dynamics; Water


For more background on this faculty member's research and academic initiatives, please visit the MIT Sloan faculty directory.

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Office: E62-432

E-mail: dkeith@mit.edu


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