Michael Romero is an associate program director for Academic & Student Programs and a research fellow for the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He earned a PhD in Economics and an MA in Economics from George Mason University as well as a BA in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, he served as a project analyst at Kosmont Companies. His research interests include Austrian economics, economic sociology, and institutional economics. Mike is an alum of the Mercatus PhD Fellowship.