David M. Hart
Connie L. McNeely
The Center for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) at George Mason University's School of Public Policy is dedicated to better understanding how public policy shapes scientific discovery and technological innovation. Science and technology are complex social phenomena that arise from the interactions of individuals and organizations, public and private institutions, and markets, cultures, and politics. Public policy influences S&T through a wide array of direct and indirect pathways that involve all of these elements.
The Center's faculty affiliates hail from a variety of disciplines and are actively engaged in research projects at the regional, national, and global levels. Their interests span the full range of technology, science, and innovation policy issues, with a particular emphasis on ethics and values, human resources, high-tech entrepreneurship, and migration. The Center maintains close and collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of government, academic, and non-profit organizations.
Technology, science, and innovation policy is an area of concentration within the SPP doctoral program. CSTP faculty are deeply involved in training and mentoring Ph.D. students, and many students participate in the Center's research program as well as undertaking their own projects. The Center co-sponsors a monthly research seminar series with colleagues from George Washington University, helps to organize the annual international graduate student research conference on science and technology in society, and participates in the technology, management, and policy consortium.
Areas of Research
- Global Governance
- International Migration
- Technology Entrepreneurship
Hart, David, "Governing the Global Knowledge Economy," IDEFF, Lisbon.
Hart, David, "High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the U.S.," Seoul National University.
Hart, David, "Human Resources: Hong Kong's Challenges and Opportunities," Savantas Policy Institute, Hong Kong.
Hart, David, "International Mobility of Human Resources," OECD, Paris.
Hart, David, "The LEED-NC 'Green Building' Rating System and Energy Efficiency in U.S. Commercial Buildings." MIT Industrial Performance Center Energy Innovation Project Working Paper no. 1. March, 2009.
Hart, David, "The Politics of "Entrepreneurial" Economic Development Policy in the U.S. States," Review of Policy Research 25(2):149-168 (2008).