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David Lucas

David Lucas

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

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David Lucas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises.

Research Topics

  • Regulation and Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Homelessness

Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management, Intro to Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Policy, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Institutions, Social Entrepreneurship

Working Papers
  • "Public Sponsorship and the Adoption of New Practices in the Homeless Shelter Industry", (with Minniti, M.)
  • "Inequality of What? The Accessibility of Entrepreneurship and Equality of Well-Being", (with Boudreaux, C., Elert, N., Henrekson, M.)
Selected Publications
  • "National regulation, state-level policy, and local job creation in the United States: A multilevel perspective", Research Policy, 49(4), 2020 (with Boudreaux, C.)
  • "The political economy of the collaborative innovation bloc", , 32(4), 331--338, 2019
  • "Visions of entrepreneurship policy", Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 7(4), 336--356, 2018 (with Fuller, C., Piano, E., Coyne, C.)
  • "When warm and cold don’t mix: The implications of climate for the determinants of homelessness", Journal of Housing Economics, 41, 45--56, 2018 (with Corinth, K.)
  • "Rooking the state", International Review of Law and Economics, 55, 12--20, 2018 (with Fuller, C., Piano, E.)
  • "Bounties, grants, and market-making entrepreneurship", Independent Review, The, 22(4), 507--528, 2018 (with Fuller, C.)
  • "Evidence-based policy as public entrepreneurship", Public Management Review, 20(11), 1602--1622, 2018
  • "Federal homelessness policy: A robust political economy approach", Review of Austrian Economics, The, 30(3), 277--303, 2017
  • "Pricing Political Rallies", Economic Affairs, 37(2), 271--278, 2017 (with Fuller, C.)
  • "Entrepreneurship: Productive, unproductive, and destructive—Relative to what?", Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 7, 45--49, 2017 (with Fuller, C.)
  • "The Impact of Federal Homelessness Funding on Homelessness", , 84(2), 548--576, 2017
  • "Regulation, Economic Freedom, and Entrepreneurial Job Creation: A Multilevel Governance Approach", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (with Boudreaux, C.)

Awards and Honors

  • Nominee, Seinfeld Scholars Award - Syracuse University (2021)
  • Israel M. Kirzner Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Austrian Economics - George Mason University Department of Economics (2018)
  • William P. Snavely Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies in Economics - George Mason University Department of Economics (2018)
  • Best Educational Note - Association of Private Enterprise Education (2017)