David R. Borges

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates; Director of Research & Administration, Public Policy Center, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


M.P.A., University of Central Florida

B.A., Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 

Mr. Borges is an Academic Affiliate with Nathan Associates, and the Director of Research and Administration for the Public Policy Center at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In addition to being involved in nearly all of the Center’s operation, he has worked on projects for state and municipal governments, private organizations, trade associations, non-profit organizations, housing authorities, and schools. 

Mr. Borges specializes in applied policy research and has supervised or conducted over 150 applied policy reports during his tenure. His areas of expertise include market analysis, feasibility studies, economic impact analysis, workforce development, program evaluation, and polling. His work has involved a wide variety of industries, including casino gaming, high technology, health care, retail, marine technology, and arts and culture.

Mr. Borges has been analyzing casino gaming for the past 14 years. He has studied existing and proposed gaming around the United States, including in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Over the past 11 years, he has worked on the Northeastern Gaming Research Project, which was established to provide policymakers, the general public, and the media with independent and objective research on the economic, fiscal, and social impacts of gaming in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Mr. Borges’ research has been published in various scholarly journals, including Gaming Law Review and Economics, Gaming Research & Review Journal, Casino Enterprise Management, and Massachusetts Benchmarks.

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Gaming industry, Indian gaming, economic impact analysis, public policy, survey design and research, program evaluation

Industry Experience

Gaming, Indian gaming,  high technolgoy, health care, retail, marine technology, and arts and culture

Selected Publications & Presentations

Casinos, Smoking Bans, and Revenues:  A Survey of Casino Gamblers in Illinois (with Clyde W. Barrow).  Gaming Law Review and Economics 18, no. 6 (Summer 2014): 540-56.

Gravity Models and Casino Gaming:  A Review, Critique, and Modification (with Clyde W. Barrow).  Gaming Research and Review Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring 2014): 49-82.

The New England Casino Gaming Updates: Patron Origin Analysis and a Critique of its Critics” (with Clyde W. Barrow).  Gaming Law Review and Economics 14, no. 3 (2010): 175-86.

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