Nuclear energy

Selected Publications and Presentations:



Matthew Bunn, "Nuclear Energy's Role in decarbonizing China's energy system: Loosening constraints, mitigating risks," presentation, HKS Energy Policy Seminar, Cambridge, MA, April 2, 2018.

Matthew Bunn, "Nonproliferation, Nuclear Security and the U.S. Role in Nuclear Energy Markets," presentation to JASON, June 23, 2017.

Matthew Bunn, "Nuclear Energy and Climate Change: Loosening Constraints, Mitigating Risks," presentation, HUCE Energy Seminar, Cambridge, MA, September 23, 2016.

Matthew Bunn, Hui Zhang, and Li Kang, The Cost of Reprocessing in China (Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, January 2016).

Matthew Bunn, "Proliferation-Resistance (and Terror-Resistance) of Nuclear Energy: How to Think About the Problem," presentation, Engineering and Public Policy Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, December 12,  2014.

Laura Diaz Anadon, Valentina Bosetti, Matthew Bunn, Michela Catenacci, and Audrey Lee, “Expert Judgments about RD&D and the Future of Nuclear Energy,” Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 21 (November 2012), pp. 11497-11504.

Frank von Hippel (convening lead author), Matthew Bunn, Anatoli Diakov, Ming Ding, Robert Goldston, Tadahiro Katsuta, M.V. Ramana, Tatsujiro Suzuki, Suyuan Yu (lead authors), and Charles McCombie (contributing author) “Nuclear Energy,” in Thomas B. Johansson, Anand Patwardhan, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, and Luis Gomez-Echeverri, eds., Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2012).

Matthew Bunn and Olli Heinonen, “Preventing the Next Fukushima,” Science, Vol. 333 (16 September 2011), pp. 1580-1581.

Matthew Bunn, “Managing Spent Fuel and Nuclear Waste Successfully – What Needs to be Done?” testimony before the Blue-Ribbon Commission on the Nuclear Future, May 25, 2010.

Matthew Bunn and Vyacheslav P. Kuznetzov, directors, and Graham T. Allison, Andrei Yu. Gagarinski, Martin B. Malin, Steven E. Miller, Andrew Newman, Nikolai N. Ponomarev-Stepnoi, Vladimir M. Schmelev, William H. Tobey, Victor F. Tsibulski, and Evgeniy P. Velikhov, Promoting Safe, Secure, and Peaceful Growth of Nuclear Energy: Next Steps for Russia and the United States (Cambridge, Mass.: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute,” October 2010). 73 pp.

Matthew Bunn and Martin Malin, “Enabling a Nuclear Revival – And Managing Its Risks,” Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, Vol. 4, Issue 4, (Fall 2009), pp. 173-191.

Matthew Bunn, Steve Fetter, John P. Holdren, and Bob van der Zwaan, “The Economics of Reprocessing v. Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel,” Nuclear Technology, Vol. 150, No. 3 (June 2005), pp. 209-230.

Matthew Bunn, Steve Fetter, John P. Holdren, and Bob van der Zwaan, The Economics of Reprocessing vs. Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel (Cambridge, MA: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, December 2003). 117 pp.

Matthew Bunn, John P. Holdren, Allison Macfarlane, Susan E. Pickett, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tatsujiro Suzuki, and Jennifer Weeks, Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Safe, Flexible, and Cost-Effective Approach to Spent Fuel Management (Cambridge, MA: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Project on Sociotechnics of Nuclear Energy, University of Tokyo, June 2001). 127 pp.

Matthew Bunn, "Civilian Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons Programs: The Record," June 29, 2001.


Matthew Bunn

Professor of Practice

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