New York City Supporter and Friend Lunch

Oct 25, 2018

Event Speakers

Salim Furth

Senior Research Fellow

Emily Hamilton

Senior Research Fellow

Daniel M. Rothschild

Executive Director

Nolan Gray

City Planner, NYC Department of City Planning

Please join the Mercatus Center for a lunch discussion featuring Research Fellow Emily Hamilton, Senior Research Fellow Salim Furth, Executive Director Daniel M. Rothschild, and New York City planner Nolan Gray. Our panel of experts will give you the inside scoop on how can we transform our dated cities into forward-thinking economic engines of the 21st Century.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jen Campbell at or (703) 993-4967.


Salim Furth is a Senior Research Fellow for the State and Local Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He studies regional, urban, and macroeconomic trends and policies. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester, where he studied economics.

Emily Hamilton is a Research Fellow for the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy. Hamilton has authored numerous academic articles and policy papers. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, the Christian Science MonitorEconomic Affairs, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She contributes to the blog Market Urbanism.

Nolan Gray is a city planner with the NYC Department of City Planning. He is also a regular contributor to Market Urbanism and Strong Towns with work regularly featured in Citylab. Nolan earned his master's in city and regional planning at Rutgers University. He is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.

Daniel Rothschild is the Executive Director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He leads strategy and oversees all programs and operations for the organization. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street JournalReasonWeekly StandardRoll CallThe HillChicago Policy ReviewEconomic Affairs, and many other popular and policy publications.