Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Archives - 449 News Items

GMU Instructor, Paul Dragos Aligica releases his new book,  Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond

GMU Instructor, Paul Dragos Aligica releases his new book, Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond

In the new book, Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond, Paul Dragos Aligica discusses some of the most challenging ideas emerging out of the research program on institutional diversity associated with Ostrom and her associates, while outlining a set of new research directions and an original interpretation of the significance and future of this program. Brief synopsis at: http://mercatus.org/publication/institutional-diversity-and-political-economy

Read More »
Professor Bryan Caplan debating for Intelligence Squared in NYC on Oct. 30

Professor Bryan Caplan debating for Intelligence Squared in NYC on Oct. 30

If we value a free market in goods and free movement of capital, should we embrace the free movement of labor? Reciprocal treaties would allow citizens of the U.S. and other countries to work legally across borders. Would the elimination of barriers in the labor market depress wages and flood the marketplace with workers? Or would the benefits of a flexible labor supply be a boon to our economy, all while raising the standard of living for anyone willing to work?

Read More »