David W. Yellen is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he is responsible for Asia-Pacific research and programming as well as the Center’s hydrogen work. His work focuses on decarbonization technologies and pathways, energy security and decarbonization strategies in the Asia-Pacific region, and oil and gas in transition. His interests currently include China’s industrial strategies and policies in energy industries; hydrogen markets and deployment policies; carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies; and energy transition policies in developing countries. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, David worked at the Council on Foreign Relations on clean energy economics and in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office, and he has contributed pieces to Scientific American and the Economist, among other publications. David graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University, with a focus on energy markets and policy and a minor in economics. He was also a national Rhodes scholarship finalist.