• Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Senior Research Fellow

Paul Dragos Aligica is a senior research fellow and senior fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Aligica specializes in institutional theory, public choice, social change, and Austrian economics. He has authored seven books. His recent book Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.

Aligica has written for the Wall Street Journal Europe and a wide variety of academic journals, including American Political Science Review, Public Choice, Revue française d’economie, Constitutional Political Economy, Economic Affairs, Society, East European Economics, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Governance: International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions.

Aligica has been a consultant for the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, European Union (EU) organizations, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Aligica received his PhD in political science from Indiana University Bloomington.

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