Despite the ideological miles that separate them, activists in the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements agree on one thing: both condemn the recent bailouts of wealthy and well-connected banks. But when it comes to government-granted privileges to particular…
Registration 11:30am, Lunch and Presentation 12:00pm
Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s Capitol Hill Campus for a discussion on the president’s and Congress’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposals—and whether any of the proposals adequately address the nation’s long-term budget challenges.
Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a new Capitol Hill Campus exploring a prime example of this type of regulation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Please join us for a casual reception where you can take a break from March Madness and meet some of our scholars who can provide the kind of practical information you need to be most effective in your work.
What does the unemployment rate mean for government spending? What has been the long run trend in government spending on social benefits? How does the Great Recession compare to past recessions? For an exploration of this question, please join the…
Please join the Mercatus Center's Capitol Hill Campus and Professor Bruce Yandle for an update on the state of the national economy. Dr. Yandle is the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center and Dean Emeritus of Clemson…
What does the unemployment rate really mean? Does it suggest our economy is slowly growing, stuck in neutral, or in fact slipping back into recession? Do the monthly numbers on total jobs created and the unemployment rate tell the full…
Bruce Yandle is a distinguished adjunct professor of economics with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His primary research interests are public choice, regulation, and free market environmentalism. He is dean emeritus of the Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Garett Jones is a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His primary research interests include 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 federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy issues.
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…