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Frank Willey is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. He works primarily on the Financing and Achieving Cost-Competitive Climate Solutions project. His research interests include climate finance, clean-energy competitiveness, industrial decarbonization, transmission infrastructure, and regulatory policy. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Willey served as a research associate for Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation under Siegfried S. Hecker, preparing materials for the book Hinge Points: An Inside Look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program. Willey has worked at several energy companies including a natural gas and power merchant, midstream project developer, and solar investment startup. He was also an intern for the Global Energy Center in the fall of 2020.

Willey holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in international relations, specializing in international security and environment, energy, and natural resources. He speaks French and Spanish.