Austin K Fairbanks

Austin K Fairbanks

Austin K Fairbanks

Graduate Research Assistant

State and local policy, Public finance, Regulatory analysis

Austin Fairbanks is a second-year MA student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. Austin graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in politics and the economy. He interned for the Office of Management and Budget in 2020. Previously, he served as a district office intern for Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06).


MA, Economics, George Mason University (Expected Graduation: May 2021)

BS, Politics and the Economy, Arizona State University (2019)

In the Media


  • "Hit film 'Joker' cost New Yorkers $9.9 million. Looks like the joke's on taxpayers,” in USA Today (January 2020, with Michael Farren)