Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
The George Mason School of Public Policy’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy is a global leader in promoting knowledge development in public and private enterprises at the national, regional, and international levels. It is distinguished by a three-pronged educational and research focus on entrepreneurship opportunities in the technology, international, and federal sectors. The center places special emphasis on the role entrepreneurship plays in regional economic development by jointly sponsoring annual conferences on the subject in Amsterdam and Jonkoping, Sweden. It also hosts its own annual conference at George Mason University in conjunction with the School of Management.
The center applies the themes of the George Mason School of Public Policy while leveraging the resources of other departments in the university, including the School of Management, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Nursing and Health Science, among others. The center has a wide-ranging consulting service that works for clients in China, India, and the European Union on projects such as technology incubation and business development.
George Mason University ranked second in federally financed research expenditures in the political sciences and fifth in total research expenditures in the political sciences in federal FY 2010-11, according to the most recent survey results released by the National Science Foundation in July 2013.
Faculty have received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and are Fulbright Scholars and Mellon Fellowship recipients.