- Mercatus Center Senior Scholar
- Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Bryan Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University and a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times, and Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think. He has published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on 20/20, FoxNews, and C-SPAN. He blogs at EconLog, named a top economics blog by The Wall Street Journal. Caplan is currently writing a new book, The Case Against Education.
His primary research interests are public economics, public choice, psychology and economics, public opinion, economics of the family, genoeconomics, economics of education, and Austrian economics.