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…
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.
While the "invisible hand" argument was initially focused on the ability of commerce to generate cooperation and ameliorate conflict among strangers, it gradually came to be exclusively associated with a sort of ruthless efficiency and the obtainment of optimality conditions. The authors attempt to recapture the doux-commerce thesis and its relevance for contemporary debates over commerce and culture.