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.
Enterprise Africa seeks to develop and disseminate knowledge about enterprise-based solutions to poverty and the institutional conditions that enable entrepreneurs to improve the quality of lives for
The Financial Markets Working Group is a collection of sixteen university-based scholars with expertise across a wide range of economic issues relevant to the recent economic crisis. Drawing on
The Global Prosperity Initiative addresses the question, "Why do some societies prosper, while others remain stagnant and poor?" Research findings are applied to problems of international economic
The Government Accountability Project conducts research and develops tools to improve the transparency of decision-making and the quality of information used to allocate resources, to improve public
The Mercatus Center supports graduate students interested in understanding social change and in applying economics to solve problems in the world. Our graduate fellows work closely with Mercatus
In 2005, Mercatus launched a five-year project to follow the long-term redevelopment of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. By combining verbal interviews with people rebuilding the Gulf Coast
Regulation University brings faculty and accessible academic research to policy makers and makes scholars aware of policy makers’ needs for relevant analysis of public policy problems.
The Regulatory Studies Program works to improve the state of knowledge about regulations and their effects on society, market-based alternatives that achieve regulatory goals, and the overall
The Social Change Project brings together a global network of interdisciplinary scholars whose research advances an understanding of social change—how societies transition and institutions support
The Spending and Budget Initiative draws on a team of university economists and policy practitioners with diverse expertise in government spending and budget reform, assembled to provide policy
Many states face crushing budget deficits, rising unemployment, and other economic and social ills. The State and Local Policy Project conducts research into the institutional drivers of state and
The Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University works within the university setting to improve the state of knowledge and debate about the regulation of the Internet
Free-market capitalism is an indelible part of the American identity, but is the U.S. economy completely—or even mostly—free? The Mercatus Center at George Mason University will address this and related questions through our Project for the Study of American Capitalism. Drawing on hundreds of academics from around the world, this project aims to help scholars and policymakers investigate the nature of these problems and identify real and sustainable solutions.