Technology, Science, and Innovation Policy Research Seminar

Fall 2013 

Room:  313.  Time:  12:00 – 1:30.

October 10: Al Teich, George Washington University, “Streamlining US Visa Policies for Scientists, Engineers, and Students”

November 7:Walter Valdivia, Brookings Institution, “Innovation for Inclusive Growth: A Role for University Technology Transfer”

December 5: Joshua Rosenbloom, National Science Foundation, “The Effects of Funding on Scientific Productivity: The Case of Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009” [Draft paper:  Rosenbloom 130929_paper01_text]

This monthly seminar series, sponsored by George Mason University’s Center for Science and Technology Policy (School of Public Policy), explores new ideas and work-in-progress with the Washington-area research community. It’s open and free to all interested researchers with a special invitation extended to graduate students.  The seminars are held at the George Mason University’s School of Public Policy (Founders Hall) on the Arlington campus, a short walk from the Orange Line’s Virginia Square/GMU Metro stop (map). The seminar starts at about 12:00 and concludes no later than 1:30. CSTIP will provide coffee and cookies — participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.  Driving Directions can be found here.

Questions? Please contact Prof. David Hart at

Spring 2013 

Room:  Founders Hall 308.  Time:  12:00 – 1:15.

February 7:   Prof. Mark Sagoff, SPP and Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, “What Does Environmental Protection Protect?

March 7, Prof. David Hart, SPP, “How Should the White House Office of Science and Technology Be Assessed?

April 4, Prof. David Cheney, SPP and SRI International, “Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Institutions in Saudi Arabia”

May 2, Prof. John Earle, SPP, “Do SBA Loans Create Jobs?”

Fall 2012

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage
Speaker: Dr. Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Spring 2011

Immigration Policy: Highly Skilled Workers and U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation
The Brookings Institution
Additional Information
Immigration and High-Impact, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, by David M. Hart and
Zoltan J. Acs
Audio and Panel Presentations from the Event

“Delay and secrecy: Does industry sponsorship jeopardize disclosure of academic research?”
Speaker: Andrew Toole, U.S. Department of Agriculture

“Nature versus Nurture in the Origins of Highly Productive Businesses: An Exploratory Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing Establishments.”
Speaker: J. David Brown, U.S. Bureau of the Census, and John S. Earle, School of Public Policy, George Mason University

Fall 2010

“The Landscape of Offshoring and the Role of Time Zone Differences in the Global IT Industry,”Speaker: Erran Carmel, Kogod School of Business, American University

“Brain Gain: Rethinking American Immigration Policy,” Speaker: Darrell West, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

“Patenting by Entrepreneurs,” Speaker: Stuart Graham, Chief Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (on leave from Georgia Tech)



Spring 2010

“Globalisation: Countries, Cities and Multinationals.” April 15, 2010
Zoltan Acs, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, George Mason University.

“From Personal to Impersonal Exchange in Ideas – Experimental Study of Trade in Markets for Patents.” March 23, 2010
Eskil Ullberg, Visiting Research Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, Geroge Mason University.

Fall 2009

“Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Medical Device Industry.” September 17, 2009
Aaron Chatterji, Duke University.

Restoring the Innovative Edge: Six Steps for Protecting the American Standard of Living.” October 8, 2009
Jerald Hage, University of Maryland.

“High-Technology and Regions in an Era of Open Innovation.” November 12, 2009
Darrene Hackler, George Mason University.

“High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the U.S.”, December 3, 2009
David Hart, George Mason University