Susan G. Mason

Boise State University
School of Public Service

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID
83725-1935 |  Visit Personal Website

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My current research is on multi-level governance and climate change.

Hughes, Sara, Eric K. Chu and Susan G. Mason, Editors. 2018. Climate Change in Cities – Innovations in Multi- Level Governance. Springer International Publishers: Cham.
Mason, Susan G., Zhu, Pengyu and Van Dyke, John. 2017. “Regional Industry Analysis: An Approach for Economies Large and Smaller” Economic Development Quarterly 31(2) 128-138
Mason, Susan G., Holley, Don, Wells, Aaron, Jain, Amit, Wuerzer, Thomas and Joshi, Alark. 2016. “A New Software and Social Network Analysis: Tools for Gaining an Understanding of Cooperation with a Broader Public.” Socio-Economic Planning Sciences: Special Issue Social Network Modeling
URL: science/article/pii/S0038012116300532
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.seps.2016.06.001
Mason, Susan G. 2016. “Decision-Making at the State and Local Level: Does Science Matter?” PS: Political Science and Politics.49(1): 21-26.
Mason, Susan G., Anthony Marker and Rebecca Mirsky. 2011. “Primary Factors Influencing Green Building in Cities in the Pacific Northwest." Public Works Management & Policy 16 (2):157-185.
Zhu, Pengyu and Mason, Susan G. 2014. “The Impact of Telecommuting on Personal Vehicle Usage and Environmental Sustainability” International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.
Abstract: The research uses models and data from 2001 and 2009 National Household Travel Surveys to explore whether telecommuting reduces or increases the daily work and non-work vehicle miles traveled. We examine the benefits of telecommuting, the impact on the GHG reductions and policy implications of the findings. Our estimated marginal effect of telecommuting on worker’s daily total trips indicates that a telecommuter on average travels 38 vehicle miles more on a daily basis in 2001 and 45 vehicle miles more in 2009 compared with a non-telecommuter. These increases in VMT translate into a rather large increase in GHG emissions in the US equivalent to adding 7,248,845 cars in 2001 and 8,808,165 in 2009 to the road.
DOI: DOI 10.1007/s13762-014-0556-5
Mason, Susan G. 2008. "Policy Design and Regional Cooperation Under the Workforce Investment Act." State and Local Government Review 40 (2): 101-114.
Mason, Susan G., and Thomas, Kenneth P. 2010. "Tax Increment Financing in Missouri: An Analysis of Determinants, Competitive Dynamics, Equity, and Best Practices." Economic Development Quarterly 24 (2): 169-179.
Mason, Susan G. 2010. "Can Community Design Build Trust? A Comparative Study of Design Factors in Boise, Idaho Neighborhoods." Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Environmental Policy
Governance PRIMARY
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY