David R. Borges, M.P.A.
Associate Director/Senior Research Associate
David Borges has served as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Analysis for the past fifteen years and was appointed Associate Director in the summer of 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. David is involved in nearly all aspects of the Center's operation, including project management and coordination, report writing, economic analysis, grant and proposal development, and staff supervision. David also heads the Center's Division of Polling & Program Evaluation and the Urban Initiative.
Southcoast Health System Economic Impact Analysis
Project Description: Estimates the economic impact of Southcoast Health System on four impact areas: the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts, the State of Rhode Island, and East Bay/Aquidneck Island, RI. Story in the New Bedford Standard Times
New England Casino Gaming Update, 2012
Project Description: Massachusetts residents in 2011 continued their 19-year flirtation with New England’s gaming venues by spending nearly $909 million on gaming and non-gaming amenities at Connecticut's destination resort casinos and at the slot parlors in Rhode Island and Maine, and by making more than 7.1 million visits to those same facilities.
Project Description: The Turners Falls RiverCulture Project is a coordinated effort of cultural programming, which has established a varied calendar of events in Turners Falls aimed at "nurturing local artists and establishing an environment that attracts businesses, residents and visitors." This program evaluation measures the perception of RiverCulture among visitors, local businesses, and creative economy organizations/participants in terms of their knowledge of RiverCulture’s mission and its effectiveness in fostering a strong creative economy in Turners Falls.
Place Your Bet III: Who Gambles at New England's Casinos and Racinos?
Project Description: Place Your Bet III is the third release of findings from the New England Gaming Project’s 4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey that is conducted to inform on-going debates about expanded gambling in New England. The survey generated a total of 3,839 respondents distributed among five New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Project Description: An economic impact analysis and visitor survey of Seasons of Change sponsored and supported activities. Seasons of Change is part of an ongoing initiative by UMass Dartmouth PCE and its partners to revitalize Fall River’s downtown business district and its waterfront by making these areas attractive and accessible to businesses, residents, and visitors.
Project Description: A collaboration between the Center for Policy Analysis and CONNECT, a partnership of the six public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts, the report estimates the regional and state economic impact of these six institutions. The report also provides an economic base analysis of Southeastern Massachusetts and additional data that highlight the importance of the CONNECT institutions to the economic vitality of Southeastern Massachusetts.
The Economic Impact of the Vibrant Marketplace in Downtown New Bedford: 4 Projects in the Cultural Economy
Project Description: This report includes an economic impact analysis and program evaluation of four major projects in New Bedford’s cultural economy: AHA! Thursday Nights and City Celebrates!, Greater New Bedford Summerfest, New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival, and New Bedford Open Studios
"Portuguese-Americans and Social Mobility" in Fashioning Ethnic Culture: Portuguese-American Communities along the Eastern Seaboard. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Portuguese in America Series. (With M. Gloria de Sa)
Portuguese-Americans and Contemporary Civic Culture in Southeastern Massachusetts (North Dartmouth: Center for Portuguese Studies & Culture and Luso-American Foundation, 2002). (co-authored with Clyde W. Barrow and Shawna E. Sweeney)
New England Casino Gaming Update: Patron Origin Analysis and a Critique of its Critics in Gaming Law Review and Economics, Vol. 14, No. 3 (2010): 175-186. (With Clyde W. Barrow)
"Cape and the Islands Region." Toward a New Prosperity: Building Regional Competitiveness Across the Commonwealth," (Boston: Massachusetts Department of Economic Development, 2002):81-90.
"AHA! Sharing Arts and Culture," The South Coast Insider, January/February 2001. p.28.
"Regional Commercial Airports: Governance and Marketing," International City/County Management Association, Volume 29, No. 11. (November 1997), co-authored with Dr. Clyde W. Barrow
"Education and Economic Development," The SouthCoast Insider, November 1997 p.28.
The Center for Policy Analysis is located on the far eastern edge of the Dartmouth campus at 128 Chase Road in what was once the university President's official residence. You can get to the Center via the access road behind the Public Safety building (across from parking lot 6). The Center can also be accessed from off-campus via Chase Road.