Donald Boudreaux

Mercatus Center and George Mason University

Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux is an author, professor, and economist. Dr. Boudreaux is a Senior Fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a Mercatus Center Board Member, and a professor of economics and former chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. Previously, he was Director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice; president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997-2001); Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University (1992-1997); and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University (1985-1989). Dr. Boudreaux holds the Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and specializes in globalization and trade, law and economics, and antitrust economics. His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as scholarly journals such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, along with articles published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, The Washington Times, The Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal. Dr. Boudreaux holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University with a thesis on "Contracting, Organization, and Monetary Instability: Studies in the Theory of the Firm." He is the author of the books Globalization, and Hypocrites and Half-Wits, writes a blog with Russ Roberts called Cafe Hayek, and a regular column on economics for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Dr. Boudreaux also serves as an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.