Business and Economics

Grounded in research by two Nobel laureates, Mason’s stature in the economics field has changed the way economics plays out in society from where we dine to the effects of federal regulations on small businesses.

Center for Regional Analysis

The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) mission is to provide research and technical assistance to local government and businesses, primarily located in the Washington DC Metro region. These efforts focus on economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal issues.

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Terry Clower

Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Kelley Coyner

Senior Fellow, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

 

As Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Ms. Coyner secured millions of dollars of funding for the region’s transportation system and built the technical strength of NVTC through innovative partnerships with the region’s research community.

Prior to joining NVTC as Executive Director she served as Chief of Staff to the National Capital Region’s Senior Policy Group on homeland security and emergency management where she led the region’s cities and counties and 500 subject matter experts through an overhaul of its strategic plan that guides management and selection of homeland security and emergency management grants.

Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

The Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy (TP3 Policy Center) mission is to advance research, education and public service in the understanding of public-private partnership policy in the transportation sector.

U.S. transportation funding, financing and program delivery are changing rapidly and the Center exists to support sound policy research and education in response to a host of evolving critical transportation infrastructure needs.

Our fundamental objectives are to supply case studies, graduate and executive education, and research that advance sound policy. Well-informed elected officials, agency personnel, and community leaders are particularly critical when needs are multiplying and budgets are not. The Center, located three miles from the U.S. Capitol in Arlington, Virginia, is able to bring together commercial, government and legislative stakeholders with academics and graduate students to accelerate transportation solutions.

Jonathan L. Gifford

Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

Professor Gifford’s book Flexible Urban Transportation (Pergamon 2003) examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems.

He has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an interdisciplinary hub in the School of Business that supports innovators and changemakers from all Mason schools and programs.

From innovative courses and clubs to makerspaces and competitions, CIE offers participants opportunities to explore and learn about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, experiment with concepts and tools, and startup a venture or initiative.

David J. Miller

Assistant Professor, School of Business
Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Director, Mason Innovation Lab and  Campus Entrepreneurship

Research Interests include: Entrepreneurship, Higher education, and Economic history

Teaching Interests include: New venture creation and Entrepreneurship

Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

The George Mason University Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE) seeks to advance real estate research and education in the real estate development profession and welcomes partners in their research and education mission

The Center serves to
... advance real estate knowledge through innovative and pertinent multidisciplinary research on real estate development and finance;
... address critical and timely issues of interest to the development and finance communities;
... hold seminars, workshops, symposia, and forums to examine the current state of the industry and to anticipate future industry opportunities and challenges; and
... support the highest quality real estate degree and executive education programs that prepare both students and industry professionals alike for tomorrow's real estate environment, specifically the MS in Real Estate Development.

Eric Maribojoc

Executive Director, Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, School of Busienss, George Mason University

Real estate professional with extensive experience and leadership in acquisition, financing, asset management, construction, leasing, re-positioning and sale of multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties

Specialties: Lease and contract negotiation, due diligence review, budget planning, vendor management, business analysis and planning, structuring capital and financing, business team formation, market research

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