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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 and Research Fellow with the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society. His research focuses on entrepreneurial solutions to grand societal challenges, paying special attention to the nexus of institutions and entrepreneurial action. His work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, and numerous other outlets, and has garnered prominent awards in my field such as the Best Paper in Public Policy at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.

Research Topics

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

Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management, Intro to Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial action, Social entrepreneurship, Regulation and entrepreneurship, Homelessness, B Corporations

Working Papers
  • "Public Sponsorship and the Adoption of New Practices in the Homeless Shelter Industry", (with Minniti, M.)
  • "Down-and-out or here to stay? Practice abandonment and organizational values in the fight against homelessness", (with Park, U., Minniti, M.)
Selected Publications
  • "Remaking capitalism: The strength of weak legislation in mobilizing B Corporation certification", Academy of Management Journal, 2022 (with Grimes, M., Gehman, J.)
  • "Entrepreneurial accessibility, eudaimonic well-being, and inequality", Small Business Economics, 2021 (with Boudreaux, C., Elert, N., Henrekson, M.)
  • "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", The Review of Austrian Economics, 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", Southern Economic Journal, 84(2), 548--576, 2017

Awards and Honors

  • People's Choice Award - B Academics Roundtable (2021)
  • 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)