Michael D. Farren

Corporate Welfare
  • Senior Research Fellow

Michael D. Farren is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research focuses on the effects of government favoritism toward particular businesses, industries, and occupations, specializing in labor, economic development, and transportation issues.

Michael has testified before Congress and numerous state legislatures, and his research and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and on National Public Radio, among others.

Michael received his PhD in applied economics from The Ohio State University and participated in the Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship at the Mercatus Center. He is licensed as a professional engineer and received his MS in transportation engineering and BS in civil engineering from The Ohio State University.

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