Dr. Noel Maurer

GIS Guest Expert Dr. Noel Maurer is an Associate Professor of International Affairs and International Business at the George Washington University.

Dr. Maurer earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1997. Between 1998 and 2004 he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at ITAM, a university in Mexico City. Dr. Maurer also worked at an NGO dedicated to helping small rural communities in Chiapas find new business opportunities.

After a brief unexpected stint as a full-time employee of the federal government in 2002-2003, he began work as an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School in 2005. In 2014, he took the opportunity to join the faculty of George Washington University.

Dr. Maurer’s primary research interest is how private actors defend their property rights under dictatorial governments or political instability, with a particular focus on energy and natural resources.