Philip Auerswald

Associate Professor


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Fax: 703-993-8215

3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Curriculum Vita


Philip Auerswald is an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government. His work is about entrepreneurship and innovation in a global context. He is most recently the author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012). Since 2010 Professor Auerswald has served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative on topics related to job creation, education, and market-based strategy. During 2011-2012 he was a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges, and an associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.

Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Professor Auerswald was a lecturer and assistant director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His previous co-authored books include Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Taking Technical Risk: How Innovators, Executives, and Investors Manage High-Tech Risks (MIT Press: 2001). He was also the editor of Iraq: 1990-2006: A Diplomatic History Through Documents (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and other collections related to United States foreign policy.

Professor Auerswald holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington and a B.A. (political science) from Yale University.

Areas of Research:

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Development
  • Microeconomics
  • Regional Development
  • Science and Technology Policy
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