Aisha Yusuf

Aisha Yusuf

Aisha Yusuf

Graduate Research Assistant

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Gender Economics

Aisha Yusuf is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a Ph.D. fellow at the Mercatus Center. Her research interests include Development Economics, Gender Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. Her research theme lies in understanding why some countries are rich and others are poor. Currently, she is working on the topic of Female Genital Mutilation.

Grants and Fellowships

Ph.D. Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, August 2018 - Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, George Mason University, August 2017 - May 2018

Courses Taught

ECON 360: Economics of Developing Areas, Summer 2019

ECON 309: Economic Problems and Public Policies, Summer 2020


Ph.D. Economics, George Mason University, August 2016 - Present

M.A Economics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, August 2014 - May 2016

B.A. Economics, American University of Nigeria, August 2009 - December 2012

In the Media

Interview with Positive Philter Podcast: Journey of an International Student