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F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Nobody can be a great economist who is only an economist — and I am even tempted to add that the economist who is only an economist is likely to become a nuisance if not a positive danger.
F. A. Hayek
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Student Programs The Mercatus Center is the largest supporter of graduate students at George Mason University.

The best students in our program find our "economics with attitude" contagious and many have gone on to stellar careers in research and teaching. The one defining characteristic of our program is the open invitation to inquiry that we offer to all who are serious about using economics to study human beings in all walks of life.
Professor Peter Boettke
Economics with Attitude
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