Andrea Castillo

Andrea Castillo

  • Program Manager, Technology Policy Program

Andrea Castillo is the Program Manager of the Technology Policy Program for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Born in Tampa, Florida, Andrea attended Florida State University where she studied economics and political science. When she’s not catching up with economics blogs or reading her newest e-book, Andrea enjoys visiting art museums, going to concerts and traveling.

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Published Research


Expert Commentary

Nov 24, 2014

Ex-Im assistance to women-owned firms barely makes a dent as a portion of the total economy. The roughly 200 women-owned firms that Ex-Im backs each year constitute a mere 1 percent of the total 20,000 women-owned firms in the entire U.S. economy.
Oct 31, 2014

Is there a Halloween monster scarier than modern U.S. sugar policy? Say what you will about skeletons and vampires; at least they don't have Washington lobbyists on retainer. For years, special interest tricks benefiting entrenched sugar interests and opportunistic politicians have left Americans with a lot less treats.
Aug 13, 2014

Subsidized businesses should not matter more than unsubsidized firms in the Keystone State merely because they happen to have friends in Washington. We must end the Export-Import Bank to help the 99 percent.
Aug 11, 2014

It is the Ex-Im itself that “hurts the U.S. economy and jeopardizes the jobs of hundreds of thousands of Americans.” Ninety-eight percent of North Carolina businesses should not matter less than the other 2 percent because they lack friends in Washington. It is high time to end Ex-Im corporatism.

Research Areas


Jerry Brito, Andrea Castillo | Jan 23, 2014
Como la primera moneda digital descentralizada del mundo, Bitcoin tiene el potencial de revolucionar los sistemas de pago en línea de una manera que beneficia a los consumidores y las empresas. En lugar de utilizar un intermediario, como PayPal, o entregar información de tarjeta de crédito a un tercer partido para su verificación—ya que los dos incluyen cargos de transacción y otras restricciones— Bitcoin permite que los individuos paguen directamente entre sí para bienes o servicios.
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