Cofounder and Executive Director
Philip Auerswald is an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University and is a cofounder of Policy Design Lab. He is also a cofounder and coeditor of Innovations, a quarterly journal about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges and the academic director of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, an initiative of the Kauffman Foundation. His most recent books are The Code Economy: A Forty-Thousand-Year History and The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. In June 2013 he led the launch of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an organization dedicated to using the National Mall in Washington DC as a platform to celebrate and support entrepreneurship and innovation.
Auerswald has blogged and written op-eds for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The International Herald Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle; has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Slate; and has interviewed on CBS News Sunday, NPR, and Fox, among other outlets. From 2010 to 2013 he was an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on job creation and market-based solutions.