Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

George W. McCarthy, PhD

Title: President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


  • American Economics Association
  • American Planning Association
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Economics Association
  • Ford Foundation (director of metropolitan opportunity)
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (president, chief executive officer)
  • Living Cities (board of directors)
  • Mayors’ Institute on City Design
  • National League of Cities
  • Next Step Network Inc. (board member)
  • University of Montana
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2024)
  • Honoree, Visionary Leader in Community Development, NeighborWorks America (2011)
  • Inductee, High Table, Kings College, Cambridge University (1997)
  • Honoree, Lurcy Fellow in Economics, University of North Carolina (1989)
  • Honoree, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Health Carolina Population Center (1987)
  • Honoree, Spengler Fellow in Economics, Duke University (1985)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Economist Award, University of Montana (1983)

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