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.
Director of Graduate Student Programs, Mercatus Center
Senior Fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Virgil Storr is a senior research fellow and director of graduate student programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is a research associate professor of economics and the Don C. Lavoie research fellow in the program in…
Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University Kenneth Button shares the story of how air cargo deregulation in the 1970s paved the way for low-cost, reliable overnight shipping, which in turn allowed for groundbreaking new e-commerce businesses like Amazon and eBay. These innovations enable everyone to get their presents on time for the holidays – almost as fast as delivery by Santa himself!
Mercatus PhD Fellow Vipin Veetil, along with Akshaya Vijayalakshmi and Srikanth Viswanathan, address Amartya Sen's criticism of cash-transfer programs such as education vouchers in the Wall Street Journal.
The authors show how the lines between the intimate order and the extended order can become blurred in a post-disaster context. They present narratives that guided the strategies of people who returned to participate in the rebuilding of their communities following Hurricane Katrina.