- Senior Research Fellow
- Adjunct Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Matthew Mitchell is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the lead scholar on the Project for the Study of American Capitalism. His primary research interests include economic freedom and economic growth, public choice economics, and the economics of government-granted privileges to businesses. Dr. Mitchell received his PhD and his MA in economics from George Mason University. He received his BA in political science and BS in economics from Arizona State University.
Dr. Mitchell currently serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia where his input helps the state formulate its revenue expectations. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and his work has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN.
Mitchell blogs about economics and economic policy at Neighborhood Effects.