Christina Forsberg is an alumna of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University. She is currently a part of Congressional staff working with both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch is associate director of graduate student programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She is also an alumna of the Mercatus MA Fellowship at George Mason University.
Nick Tuszynski is an alumnus of the Mercatus MA Fellowship at George Mason University. He was accepted into the Presidential Management Fellows Program and is currently a Financial Analyst in the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Moving past emotional and ideological-driven debates, Doing Bad by Doing Good uses the economic way of thinking to focus on the constraints and realities facing humanitarians. It explains how and why humanitarian efforts not only fail but impose harms on those who are already suffering.
In 2010, Haiti was ravaged by a brutal earthquake that affected the lives of millions. The call to assist those in need was heard around the globe. Yet two years later humanitarian efforts led by governments and NGOs have largely failed.