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Joint Seminar
Regional Development, Technology and Entrepreneurship: Does the Knowledge Context Matter?

Prof Kingsley E. Haynes

University Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, George Mason University; Senior Visiting Fellow of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study

Date :
9 May, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time :
16:00 - 17:30
Venue :
Room 4475 (4/F via Lifts 25-26), HKUST
Co-organizer :
Institute for Advanced Study and Institute for Public Policy


This lecture relates to regional development issues associated with traditional approaches to evaluation and measurement. The speaker then explores the role of technological innovation and its projection as entrepreneurial behavior. Data from various sources are used to assess the role of US policies in support of these activities.


About the Speaker

Prof Kingsley Haynes received his PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He was then on the faculty of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 - 1978, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 1978 - 1987, and the Department of Geography and Public Policy Program in Boston University in 1987 - 1990. He joined the George Mason University in 1990 as the Dean of the Graduate School and the Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy which he led until 2010. He is currently the Ruth D. Hazel and John T. Hazel, M.D. Faculty Chair in Public Policy, the Eminent Scholar, and the Professor of Public Policy, Decision Sciences, Geography and Public Affairs there. 

Prof Haynes’s academic interests include transportation and telecommunication infrastructure investment, regional economic development, and analytic modeling for decision support. He has directed numerous research grants and contracts, co-authored or edited 10 books and over 400 articles and professional reports. He is in the editorial board of several journals including Journal of Urban Management, Annals of Regional Science: An International Journal of Urban Regional and Environmental Research and Policy, and Geographical Analysis: An International Journal of Theoretical Geography. 

Prof Haynes has been involved in regional economic development policy and natural resource management since the early 1970s. In US, He has worked with various departments of the state governments and the federal government on regional projects such as in Montana’s Yellowstone Basin, the Lake Michigan and Ohio River regions and the Texas Gulf Coast. Internationally, he directed programs for the Ford Foundation’s Office of Resources and Environment on the Nile River-Lake Nasser regions of Egypt and the Sudan. Besides, he was an originating member of the Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Panel of the National Science Foundation and served as a member of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Social, Economic and Political Sciences Section. He received numerous awards and accolades for his work and service including the North American Regional Science Council’s Boyce Award in 1997, the Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography and the Ullman Award in Transportation Geography, both by The Association of American Geographers, in 2000 and 2003 respectively.

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