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Jeffrey Mason

Jeffrey Mason

Head of Research

Jeffrey joined CCI as a Researcher in 2019. His research interests include urban economics, structural transformation, special economic zones, and technology ecosystems. He has worked on policy advisory projects in Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and Honduras, among other countries. Prior to joining the Charter Cities Institute, Jeffrey worked as an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Maryland and an MA in economics from George Mason University. His writing has been featured in publications including City Journal, Works in Progress, Investment Monitor, Quartz Africa, and The American Mind.


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A Response to Wired on Itana and Charter Cities

Wired has a new article by Laurie Clarke and Nelson C.J. on Itana (formerly Talent City), a new tech hub being developed near Lagos. Itana, led by Nigerian tech entrepreneur Iyinolwua Aboyeji, is one of CCI’s key partner projects in sub-Saharan Africa. We’re glad to

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Charter Cities Podcast Episode 53: Emergent Tokyo

A lively conversation with Joe McReynolds co author of Emergent Tokyo Designing the Spontaneous City about the characteristics of Tokyo urbanism the role of policy in the city lessons that may be applied to charter cities and also some of Joe 8217 s thoughts on

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