Arielle John is senior fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She received both an MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University, and was a Mercatus Center PhD fellow. Prior to her role at Mercatus, Arielle was an assistant professor of economics at Beloit College. Her primary research interest is entrepreneurship culture in the Caribbean. Most recently, Arielle worked as the advisor to the Minister of Public Administration and Communications in Trinidad and Tobago. She continues to provide formal regulatory advice and support to the Regulated Industries Commission and the Fair Trade Commission in Trinidad and Tobago.