Economics student Mattie Albert began an apprenticeship with Dr. David Levy that has helped her to become a better researcher. Levy has viewed the relationship as mutually beneficial, relying on Albert's knowledge of Arabic to help the two gain a better understanding of what attracts young Muslims to Islamic extremism.
Over the summer, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed many new faculty and staff members, while some current college employees added other responsibilities to their slate. The Global Affairs and Biodefense programs have new directors and the Department of Public and International Affairs has a new chair.
About 85 people were on hand for the first-ever presentation of the college GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) awards, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at George’s Restaurant in the Johnson Center. The event was part of Alumni Weekend 2010.
In the Wall Street Journal article, "Is Your Car Getting You More Traffic Tickets?" by Joseph B. White, Thomas Stratmann's research on traffic citations is highlighted. Stratmann quotes statistics and groups of people who are most and least likely to be ticketed.
The Locke Institute has just published Charles Rowley's new book: Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste. This 250 page book evaluates the first 18 months of the Obama administration from the perspectives of political philosophy, public choice, and law and economics. Buy your copy today!
We are proud to announce that Professor Omar Al-Ubaydli has been appointed to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's Joint Advisory Board of Economics. Fletcher Magnum, a George Mason University Economics PhD alumnus, was also appointed to the Advisory Board of Economics as well.