Philip Auerswald is a senior advisor of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Director for GEN Exponential. He also serves as a senior advisor to the Kauffman Foundation, and an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. His work is about entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation in a global context. He is most recently the author of The Code Economy: A Forty-Thousand-Year History (Oxford University Press, 2017) and The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Professor Auerswald is also the cofounder and coeditor of Innovations, a quarterly journal about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges published by MIT Press. 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. He has published over fifty books, peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and professional reports on entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy.
He is among the leading authorities globally on policies to enable entrepreneurial ecosystems. He 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.
Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Professor Auerswald was a lecturer and assistant director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Professor Auerswald holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington and a B.A. (political science) from Yale University.