College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Garrett R Wood

Garrett R Wood

Defense Economics, Austrian Economics, Public Choice

After being introduced to economics during my undergraduate education I knew I wanted to bring the economic way of thinking to issues of defense and peace. After seven years of active duty in the Navy I transitioned into the Navy Reserves and began working on my PhD in Economics at George Mason. 

Current Research

The economics of weapons improvisation

Grants and Fellowships

F.A. Hayek Fellow

Courses Taught

Economics 104: Introduction to Macroeconomics


Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Economy from Hillsdale College

Masters in National Security Studies from the Naval War College

Masters in Economics from George Mason University