Arlington, VA Supporter and Friend Luncheon

Sep 22, 2009Sep 23, 2009
Mercatus Center supporters and friends are invited to an invitation only, special event in Arlington, VA, a lunch featuring Dr. Veronique de Rugy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Arlington, VA
Sette Bello
3101 Wilson Blvd.
Noon to 1:30 pm
Dr. de Rugy will speak about the current state of the economy and the alarming growth of the federal budget over the last ten years. She will also discuss the consequences and outcomes we might expect from the government's response.
About the Speaker
Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. She was previously a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and a research fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Her research interests include the federal budget, homeland security, tax competition, and financial privacy issues.

Dr. de Rugy has published extensively in the popular press, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. She has testified before Congress on a variety of topics and has been a commentator on programs, such as 20/20 and Nightly Business Report.

She earned a PhD in economics from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and an MA in economics from the University of Paris IX-Dauphine. She previously directed academic programs for the Institute for Humane Studies-Europe in France.

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There is no charge for those who have received an invitation by mail. Dress is business casual. We encourage you to bring a friend or associate who might be interested in our work at the Mercatus Center.

To RSVP for yourself and your guests, please contact Megan Mahan at 703-993-4967 or via e-mail at If you did not receive an invite by mail and would like to attend, please contact Julie Burden at or by phone at 703-344-3219.