Chicago, IL Supporter and Friend Luncheon

Nov 10, 2009
Mercatus Center supporters and friends are invited to an invite-only, special event in Chicago, IL, a lunch featuring Mercatus scholar Dr. Garrett Jones.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Chicago, IL
Custom House
500 S. Dearborn
Noon to 1:30 pm

 Dr. Jones will discuss the implications of the government's continued spending growth on tax policy and the effects of increased taxes on our economy.

About the Speaker
Garett Jones is assistant professor of economics and senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  Previously, he held the positions of assistant professor at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville and visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego.  His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and Critical Review.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Jones has also served as economic policy adviser to Senator Orrin Hatch and as a staff economist to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

Prior to earning his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Jones earned a BA in history from Brigham Young University, a MPA from Cornell, and a MA in political science from UC Berkeley.


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.