Elizabeth Mack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University where she teaches courses in economic geography. She is also a research affiliate of the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation. Dr. Mack’s research program evaluates the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on the development trajectory of regional economies. This research program includes broadband infrastructure deployment policy issues as well as the impacts of broadband on business location. Recently, Dr. Mack’s work is focused on understanding entrepreneurial ecosystems and the enabling role of broadband Internet connections in the new venture creation process.

Research Interests:

Topical: socio-economic aspects of water consumption, sustainable economic development, telecommunications policy, entrepreneurship and regional innovation systems

Methodological: spatio-temporal methods, spatial analysis, econometrics, geographic information systems (GIS), input-output analysis