Shaoming Cheng

Shaoming Cheng

Associate Professor
MPA Director, Department of Public Policy and Administration
Florida International University
Faculty Affiliate, Regional Research Institute


Ph.D., School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 2005
M.A., Economics, Nankai University, China, 2000

Research Interests:

firms’ location strategy and location of economic activities
reasons some places prosper and thrive while others decline
how local areas may capture the benefits of desired development strategies
how entrepreneurship replaces traditional production assets in economic development


APPAM Award for Best Dissertation in Asia for
Public Policy and Management, 2006-2007
William H. Miernyk Research Excellence Award, 2006
Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Award, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 2006
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and China Scholarship Council, 2006
19th Charles M. Tiebout Prize, 2005

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