Peter Frank

Peter Frank, Associate Professor of Economics
George Mason University, Ph.D. (2005) 
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.S. (1998) 
Grove City College, B.A. (1995) 
Contact Information
Selected Publications
“Functions of Government in Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Preliminary Evidence.” (2011) Regional Science Policy and Practice, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 181-198. (with Gordon E. Shockley).

“Schumpeter, Kirzner, and the Field of Social Entrepreneurship.” (2011) Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 6-26. (with Gordon E. Shockley).
“The Entrepreneurial Environment: Business Incubation in the Charlotte Metropolitan Region.” (2011) In Sameeksha Desai, Roger R. Stough, and Peter Nijkamp (Eds.), Regional Economic Development: The Role of Entrepreneurship Research, Practice and Policy.  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. 

“The Institutionalization and Endogenization of Venture Capital: A Regional Analysis of Northern Virginia in the 1990s.” (2004) In Henri L.F. de Groot, Peter Nijkamp and Roger Stough (Eds.), Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development: A Spatial Perspective.  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.  (with Roger R. Stough and Gordon E. Shockley)
“Non-market Entrepreneurship: Interdisciplinary Approaches.” (2008) Gordon E. Shockley, Peter M. Frank, and Roger R. Stough (Eds.), Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Development Economics
The Foundations of Capitalism in U.S. Economic History
Global Perspectives in Economics and Political Science
The Rhine Region: Commerce and Culture (included a 10-day study abroad component)
Managerial Economics (MBA)
Business Statistics
Research Interests
Nonprofit/Social Entrepreneurship
Political Economy of Growth and Development
Institutional Economics
Other Academic Affiliations
Jan. 2011 – present
Free Enterprise Fellow, The Jesse Helms Center, Wingate, NC
Jan. 2012 – June 2012
Fulbright Scholar, The Academy of Economic Studies, Chisinau, Moldova