David M. Hart

David M. Hart
Director of The Center for Science and Technology Policy
School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University

David M. Hart is Professor and Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy at the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University. Professor Hart served as assistant director for innovation policy, with a focus on advanced manufacturing, at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, from July 2011 to August 2012. Hart’s recent academic work focuses high-growth entrepreneurship, high-skill migration, and energy innovation. His books include Unlocking Energy Innovation (MIT Press, co-authored with Richard K. Lester), The Emergence of Entrepreneurship Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Forged Consensus: Science, Technology and Economic Policy in the United States (Princeton University Press, 1998). 

Recent Events

August 27, 2014

ITIF and GMU School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs present Professor Douglas Fuller presenting on the respective paths China and India have taken in developing their semiconductor industries.

December 11, 2012

What benefits the United States should expect to accrue by establishing an NNMI.

September 20, 2012

For the United States economy to thrive, its traded sectors, especially advanced manufacturing, must be globally competitive.

Recent Publications

December 11, 2012

Creating a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation should be a priority for policymakers.

November 17, 2007

New report by George Mason University Professor David Hart benchmarking flows of highly-skilled workers to the United States against similar flows to seven other high-income countries. The report compares how national immigration policies foster or constrict these flows, and lays out several broad policy recommendations that the United States should consider to ensure that we not only compete effectively for talent in the short-term, but also lead the world toward a global system for developing and using talent that is beneficial for everyone over the long-term.