Distinguished Economist in Residence, American University
Dr. Ayittey is a distinguished economist in residence at American University and founder and president of the Free Africa Foundation. His areas of expertise include economic development, the World Bank, IMF, and democratization of Africa.
Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, St. Lawrence University
Steven Horwitz is a Mercatus Center Senior Affiliated Scholar, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and…
Margaret Polski is a political economist with over fifteen years experience leading start-up, turn-a-round, and transformation initiatives in business, government, and civic sectors. Her research interests include security, growth, regulation, and the science of human behavior. She is currently a…
Managing Director for Implementation Support, Department of Compact Implementation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Dr. Jolyne Sanjak is the Managing Director for Implementation Support in the Department of Compact Implementation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Previously, she served as Senior Director leading the Agriculture and Land teams and as MCC’s Practice Leader for…
Information, investment and innovation are the engines of economic growth in the 21st century. Yet regulatory accumulation and outdated regulatory processes are preventing both the private and public sectors from effectively using the three “I’s” to solve problems and grow the economy.
In the first half of 2016, the US economy skirted close to recession territory but so far has registered positive growth. What are the major forces that seem to be driving the slow-growth economy? Is the economy getting stronger? Or, will we hit recession territory before the end of the year?
Join us for a discussion with Mercatus Research Fellow Christopher Koopman, who will explain the greatest threats to capitalism today and what reforms could put us on the path to the next Industrial Revolution.
In this book, Adam Thierer argues that if the former disposition, “the precautionary principle,” trumps the latter, “permissionless innovation,” the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth, and a decline in the overall standard of living.