Terry Clower

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Titles and Organizations

Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government; Professor of Public Policy; Director, Center for Regional Analysis

Contact Information

Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 645
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1


Terry L. Clower is Northern Virginia Chair and professor of public policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is also director of Mason's Center for Regional Analysis. The Center provides economic and public policy research services to sponsors in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Prior to joining Mason, Clower was director for the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas. He also spent 10 years employed in private industry in logistics and transportation management positions.

Clower has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles, book chapters, and research reports reflecting experience in economic and community development, economic and fiscal impact analysis, transportation, land use planning, housing, and economic forecasting. His scholarly articles have appeared in Economic Development Quarterly; Urban Studies; Economic Development Review; Regional Studies, Regional Science; the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies; Regional Studies Regional Science, Sustaining Regions; and Applied Research in Economic Development. He recently completed a term as regional (Americas) editor for the journal Regional Science Policy and Practice.

Clower received a BS in marine transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982, a MS in applied economics from the University of North Texas in 1992, and a PhD in information sciences from the University of North Texas in 1997, specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.

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Areas of Research

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Policy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regional Development
  • Transportation Policy
  • Regional Economic Performance
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Economic and Fiscal Impacts