Lukas Brun was a Senior Research Analyst with Duke GVCC from 2010 until mid-2018. He is now a Faculty Fellow at World Food Policy Center, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. His research uses global value chain analysis to understand corporate and regional competitiveness. Recent projects led by Lukas analyzed the global value chains of shipbuilding, underwater marine vehicles (ROV/AUV), and underwater sensors. He has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and industry trade journals. Articles by Lukas appear in the Economic Development Quarterly, the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, and the Marine Technology Reporter, among others. Prior to joining the Duke GVC Center, he was a senior research associate at the UNC Center for Competitive Economies working on state and local area economic development projects, and as an economist for a Los Angeles-based economic consulting firm. Lukas holds master’s degrees with concentrations in economic development and international political economy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from Texas Christian University.