Upcoming Events

Thirty Years after the Nobel: James Buchanan's Virginia Political Economy

October 06, 2016
2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Please join us on October 6, 2016 for a keynote speech and panel discussion to reflect on the significance of Buchanan’s Nobel Prize and the various strands of influence his work has had in subsequent decades of scholarship.
Free Trade: Principles, Myths, Prospects

October 06, 2016
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

While the United States has a 70-year history of free trade, not everyone agrees that the benefits outweigh the costs. The debate on free trade has been brought to center stage with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a watershed moment which…
The Impact of Rising Health Care Costs on Economic Well-Being

October 11, 2016
9:00 am
12:00 pm

How do our national health care policies affect Americans’ economic well-being? Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a bi-partisan group of health care policy experts to discuss how existing health care policies affect earnings, labor force…
Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Steven Pinker

October 24, 2016

Steven Pinker—one of the world’s foremost experts on language, the mind, and human nature—will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series.


Recent Events

Mercatus Center Annual Dinner

September 21, 2016

This event has reached capacity and we are no longer able to accept RSVPs. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Caitlyn Schmidt at or 703-993-4925.
Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster Book Panel

September 08, 2016

Rebounding after disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods can be daunting. How do residents of these communities gain access to the resources they need to rebuild while overcoming the collective action problem that characterizes post-disaster relief efforts? Please join the…
Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World

September 07, 2016
8:30 am
6:30 pm

Central banks' part in the Great Recession, and the lackluster recovery since, are reviving interest in monetary rules. That revival raises crucial questions. Might the Federal Reserve and other central banks have performed better if they’d adhered to monetary policy…
Los Angeles Supporter and Friend Dinner

July 20, 2016

Please join Adam Thierer for a discussion on the ideas that must shape public policy in order to allow innovators to create freely.
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