Pia Malaney is Co-Founder and Director of The Center for Innovation, Growth and Society (CIGS) and Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. CIGS works to build new approaches to integrating the innovation economy with broader US markets and relevant policy for encouraging innovation-led growth in the service of society. As INET Senior Economist Dr. Malaney is editor of the INET Working Paper Series, a curated collection of cutting edge research from the INET community that focuses on critical areas of the discipline. Her own professional research has focused on economic, biological, and sociological approaches to human welfare, using Gauge Theory as a foundation for geometric marginalism. She has held positions at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Center for International Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School where she worked in collaboration with Asian and African governments on the development of health care and economic policies. She received a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Harvard University.