Leaders in Government, Business, Academia to Examine Results of CHIPS and Science Act

Public invited to event Nov. 3 at Fuqua School

“This event will examine what we have learned from implementation thus far, what challenges remain and what the experience thus far can tell us about the role of industrial policy.”

Provost Alec Gallimore, Fuqua Dean William Boulding and Pratt School of Engineering Dean Jerome Lynch will open the half-day event. Sanford Dean Judith Kelley will appear with Fuqua professor Ronnie Chatterji, who led the implementation of the CHIPS Act in the Biden administration before returning to Duke this fall, to discuss lessons learned.

Other speakers include Rachel Lipson, a senior policy adviser in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s CHIPS Program Office; representatives of chipmakers Samsung, Intel, IBM and Wolfspeed; and professors from Pratt, Sanford and the Law School.

“The CHIPS and Science Act is the cornerstone of the most significant industrial policy initiative of this generation,” Chatterji said. “By making this large investment in a single industry, the U.S. government is trying to enhance both national security and economic competitiveness.

“I led the implementation of the CHIPS Act from the White House’s National Economic Council and gained insight into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” Chatterji said. “I hope this conference will provide participants with an understanding of what is in the CHIPS and Science Act and an appreciation for the debates over how it is being implemented.”