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For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center’s Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

Mercatus student fellows have an opportunity to learn from and interact with an impressive collection of Mercatus faculty, affiliated scholars, and visitors. Past visiting scholars have included Nobel Laureates James Buchanan, Vernon Smith, Douglass North, and Elinor Ostrom, as well as eminent scholars such as Gordon Tullock, Ludwig Lachmann, Israel Kirzner, David Schmidtz, David Friedman, and Deirdre McCloskey.

This website highlights the activities and programs within Mercatus Center Academic & Student Programs as well as the academic work and accomplishments of our scholars, current students, and alumni.