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I’m pleased and very proud to post this announcement here and to be part of this new Program at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center [2] – a Program that has never in my lifetime been as necessary as it is now with the ascendance of populism and mercantilism on both the political right and left.

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Mercatus Center to Launch
Program on the American Economy and Globalization

Daniel Griswold to Join Mercatus as Senior Research Fellow, Co-Director of Program

Arlington, VA—The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is pleased to welcome Daniel Griswold as a Senior Research Fellow and co-director of a new Program on the American Economy and Globalization. The program will officially launch the week of June 20, when Griswold joins full time to serve as co-director with Mercatus board member and senior fellow Donald Boudreaux.

“The Program on the American Economy and Globalization will focus on some of the most important economic issues in the world today,” says Mercatus Center General Director Tyler Cowen. “Dan and Don bring decades of experience studying the positive effects that trade, migration, and capital flows bring to economies around the world.”

Griswold currently serves as President of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. He previously served as the director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies. Boudreaux is a professor of economics at George Mason University and the author of the popular economics blog Cafe Hayek, where he regularly makes the case for consumer freedom.

“The Mercatus Center has long enjoyed a reputation as a world-class institution that applies social science research to pressing problems facing the country and the world,” said Griswold. “That is why I am delighted to join Mercatus, and why our new program is so important and timely: trade, migration, capital flows, and consumer freedom are all under attack today. We will study the ways that people are freely choosing to reach across political borders to connect with each other, and how restrictions on that freedom affect these individuals and their families, as well as the larger economy.”

“Our peer-reviewed research will study how individuals freely interact in the global marketplace,” added Boudreaux. “We will explore the benefits of consumer freedom and sovereignty, and how current border controls and special interest regulations are impacting real people worldwide.”

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.

A university-based research center, Mercatus advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people’s lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Founded in 1980, the Mercatus Center is located on George Mason University’s Arlington campus.

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