Mercatus Celebrates 40 Years at GMU

The Mercatus Center is pleased to announce its 40th anniversary at George Mason University. As part of Virginia’s largest public university, the Mercatus Center proudly supports students in George Mason University’s world-renowned department of economics.

Since joining the Mason community in 1980, Mercatus has brought top talent to the university, including James Buchanan and Vernon Smith who each went on to win the Nobel Prize in Economics while teaching at Mason. Mercatus is the single largest supporter of graduate students at George Mason, and currently supports over 60 MA and Ph.D. students.

In addition to supporting students, Mercatus contributes to Mason’s vibrant campus life by regularly hosting leading economists, scientists, and social commentators like Camille Paglia, Deirdre McCloskey, Israel Kirzner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Daniel Kahneman and Martina Navratilova for public lectures and graduate student workshops at the university.

Throughout 2020, Mercatus will celebrate our 40 years at Mason with events and lectures. The Mercatus social channels will also include staff and student interviews and research highlights from the last 40 years. You can follow Mercatus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit the Mercatus website for more on our history at George Mason University. For additional information, please contact Kate De Lanoy, Director of Communications, at 703-993-9677 or [email protected].