L. Hackler, Ph.D.
Recent Research, Publications
Darrene. 2012. “Resiliency,
Competitiveness, and Innovation in Arlington, Virginia.”
Government Finance Review.
of “Economic Sustainability in Arlington, Virginia:
Cultivating Community Sustainability through Resiliency,
Thoughts on Economic Sustainability, Arlington
Economic Development Commission and George Mason University, February
Darrene. 2011. “Economic
Sustainability in Arlington, Virginia: Cultivating Community
Sustainability through Resiliency, Competitiveness, and Innovation.”
Report to Arlington Economic Development.
Darrene. 2011. Unlocking the Potential of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship: The Role of Local Policy in Cities. In Uddevalla Symposium 2011:
Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and Transformation of Regions,
Revised Papers presented at the 14th Uddevalla Symposium 2011, 16-18
June, Bergamo, Italy. Iréne Bernhard (ed.). Uddevalla:
Darrene. 2011. “High-Technology and
Regions in an Era of Open Innovation.”
In Innovation, Technology and Knowledge
eds. Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, and Roger Stough.
Studies in Global
Darrene with Robert D. Atkinson. 2010. “Economic
Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change Policy.”
Information Technology and
Innovation Foundation. October.
Darrene with Robert D. Atkinson, Daniel Castro,
Scott M. Andes, Stephen Ezell, and Richard Bennett. 2010. “Innovation
a Budget: Driving Innovation in a Time of Fiscal Constraint.”
Technology and Innovation Foundation. September.
Darrene with Robert D. Atkinson, Jesse Jenkins, Devon
Swezey, and Mark Muro. 2010. “Strengthening
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Darrene with Robert D. Atkinson. 2010. “Ten
of Addressing Global Warming and the Green Economy.”
Information Technology and
Darrene. 2010. “Debunking
the Myths of Global
Climate Change.” June.
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. See New
York Times’ Dot
coverage by Andrew C. Revkin.
Darrene. 2010. “High-Technology
and Regions in an
Era of Open Innovation.”
The Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) Digest May 2010, Ewing
Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Darrene. 2010. “Sustaining
Jobs After the Stimulus:
Building on Broadband.”
CGI Initiative for Collaborative Government.
- Hackler, Darrene. 2008. "Creating
Jobs in America: Case Studies in Local Economic Development,"
report for CGI Initiative for Collaborative Government.
Darrene, Ellen Harpel, and Heike Mayer. 2008. “Human
Capital and Women
SBAHQ-06-M-0481. Washington, DC:
Office of Advocacy, Small
Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 2007
Flyer: Cities in the Technology
(2006, ME Sharpe)
Experiences with Municipal Broadband
L. Hackler is an affiliate faculty at George Mason
University in the
Department of Public and International Affairs. Until August 2012, she was an associate professor in the department where she
taught domestic and comparative urban politics, economic development,
analysis, research methods, and information technology policy. She was also the advisor of the
Suburban Studies minor. Her
research focuses on
the political economy of innovation, entrepreneurship, the technology
telecommunications infrastructure, economic sustainability, and green
innovation/clean-tech energy. Her
in the Technology Economy
(ME Sharpe 2006), examines the effects of technology industries and
infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for
effective responses to these challenges.
has received a number of grants and
contracts. Her recent work includes analysis of economic sustainability
planning and frameworks for Arlington,
Virginia Economic Development and analysis of Virginia infrastructure and education as a state partner for the State
Budget Crisis Task Force. For
the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, she examined
entrepreneurship, women's business ownership, and innovation. For CGI
Initiative for Collaborative Government, she conducted two studies. The
was an examination of federal, state, and local policy utilization of
funds for long-term investment strategies; the second was a review
economic development practices of on-shoring and industrial
For the Small Business Administration, she examined the connection
human capital and women’s business ownership. For a coalition
of state and
local associations, she analyzed the future transportation policy
She was also part of the research team that designed an Information and
Communication Technology Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
under a grant from the Economic Development Administration, U.S.
has work published in Public
Administration Review, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs,
Journal of Urban Technology, Canadian Journal of Regional Science,
American Behavioral Scientist, Annals of Cases on Information
Technology, Innovation Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy, and
Cities in the Telecommunications Age: The Fracturing of Geographies.
professional experience includes serving as a senior fellow at
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (2010) working on
green innovation and clean-tech policy; working as an analyst for a
industry analysis firm; serving as a senior research associate with
Technology Institute, and operating as an independent
executive real estate developers of commercial real estate, resort
and master-planned communities.
her M.A. in public policy and Ph.D. in political science and economics
from Claremont Graduate University in California, and a B.A. in
political science and economics from the College of Idaho.
and Past Research
- Examination of local
- Examination of the effect of
innovation and entrepreneurship on economic development;
- Examination of the effect of
geography and gender on the
production of knowledge into economically useful innovations in new
- Examination of how
federal, state, and local policy can utilize stimulus funds and take
go beyond recovery, particularly in the areas of broadband
investment and technology-based economic development;
- Examination of economic
development practices, including
"onshoring" or low cost domestic sourcing as a
viable economic development model for rural and second-tier metro areas;
- Analysis of the local
political economy of cities
in the new economy and the implications of geographical digital divide
future livabilty of cities;
- Examination of new economy
patterns vis-à-vis local economic development and
- Development of a
broadband metric and
score card to assess
regional information technology
its role in
regional economic development; and
- Analysis of information
innovation in the non-profit sector.
680 Managing Information Resources (Fall
729 Technology and Economic Development (Spring
PUAD 759 Issues in Local Government Administration (Spring
GOVT 500 Research Methods in Political Science (Fall
300 Research Methods and Analysis (Spring
309 Government and Politics of Metro Areas (Spring
2004) , (Spring
Governance and Planning (Spring
GOVT 459 Information Decisions and Management in Government (Fall
GOVT 491 Honors (Fall
revised: October 2012