Capitol Hill Campus

Capitol Hill Campus

Capitol Hill Campus brings faculty and accessible academic research to policy makers and makes scholars aware of policy makers’ needs for relevant analysis of public policy problems.  Through timely and relevant educational programs and continuing legal education opportunities on Capitol Hill, as well as one-on-one consultations with expert faculty members, Mercatus provides policy makers with sound, market-based ideas to inform their decisions.


David R. Henderson | February 18, 2014
Is today’s political climate too toxic to reduce spending? Does divided government make it impossible to make substantial cuts?
Bruce Yandle | December 12, 2013
Where is the U.S. economy headed and why is it operating so slowly? As we approach the end of 2013, the economy, as conventionally measured, operates well below its full employment potential. Prospects for GDP growth are improving, but major uncertainty regarding monetary, fiscal, healthcare, immigration, and regulatory policy places many decision makers on the sidelines.
Antony Davies | September 27, 2013
Antony Davies presents a case for why the tax code should be simplified at this Capitol Hill Campus event.
J. W. Verret | March 01, 2012
Several key debates this year will focus on the economic impact of federal regulations. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is pleased to offer a series of courses designed to help congressional staff better understand the regulatory process. The first course uses examples from newly-minted financial markets regulations to review: -The stages involved in developing and finalizing a regulation -How to find and use information about a regulation -The best tools to help policy makers make the case for or against a change in regulation…
Jason J. Fichtner | February 23, 2012
In this video from the Mercatus Center's Capitol Hill Campus program, Dr. Jason Fichtner addresses the following questions: -How do we assess the president's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal to Congress? -Are there really spending cuts? -Do we have extra money to spend from ending the war in Iraq? -How does the president suggest Congress cuts $1.2 trillion required by the sequester? -Are your taxes going to increase next year? -Will the health care bill actually save money?
Garett Jones | January 11, 2012
In this presentation, Mercatus Senior Scholar Garett Jones provides a useful framework for promoting economic growth in 2012.


Bruce Yandle is a distinguished Mercatus Center adjunct professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in public choice, regulation, and free-market environmentalism.
Garett Jones is a senior scholar and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and the microfoundations of economic growth.
Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her primary research interests include the US economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy. Her popular weekly charts, published by the Mercatus Center, address economic issues ranging from lessons on creating sustainable economic growth to the implications of government tax and fiscal policies. She has testified numerous times in front of Congress on the effects of fiscal stimulus, debt and deficits, and regulation on the economy.


Bruce Yandle | June 21, 2013
Capitol Hill Campus: Dr. Yandle's Quarterly Economic Report: The Mid Year Economy

Upcoming Events

Tom W. Bell | May 09, 2014
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to attend a Capitol Hill Campus in conjunction with the release of a new book, Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good, written by Professor Tom W. Bell and published by the Mercatus Center.

Recent Events

Jason J. Fichtner | April 15, 2014
Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and senior research fellow, Dr. Jason Fichtner, for a Capitol Hill Campus program focusing on the key challenges of the federal budget and the critical need for reform.
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