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Dr. Mark Lutter

Dr. Mark Lutter

Founder and Board Member

Dr. Mark Lutter is the Founder and a board member of the Charter Cities Institute. He is also a Strategic Advisor to the Victoria Harbour Group, a firm that is building a new city for the Hong Kong people. He is on the Board of Directors of Explorer Academy, a Zambian education platform. He has a PhD in economics from George Mason University where his research focused on charter cities. Prior to launching the Institute, he was Lead Economist for NeWAY Capital, an asset management firm which made early stage investments in charter cities. He has been published in several newspapers and magazines including the Chicago Tribune, City Journal, CityAM, and Cato Unbound.

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The Triumph of the Tiebout Model

The Tiebout model demonstrates that competitive pressure across local governments can lead to the optimal provision of public goods. In other words, competitive governance works, provided several key assumptions

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New Company Towns?

Hi everyone, My last newsletter stated that there are three ways to start a city: be a government, start a religion, or have an economic reason. I would like to add a

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