College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stefanie Haeffele

Stefanie Haeffele

Stefanie Haeffele

Adjunct Faculty

Austrian economics, political economy, post-disaster community recovery

Stefanie Haeffele is Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director of Academic and Student Programs, and a Senior Fellow for the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She is an alumna of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship program. After receiving an MA in economics at George Mason University in 2010, she completed a Presidential Management Fellowship where she worked in emergency and disaster manamgement at both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and then the US Forest Service.  

Her work has examined post-disaster community recovery as well as the political economy of nonprofit organizations, specifically focusing on organizations that attempt to provide affordable housing to the poor. She is the coauthor of Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship (Palgrave, 2015) with Virgil Henry Storr and Laura E. Grube.


PhD in Economics from George Mason University (2016)

MA in Economics from George Mason University (2010)

BBA in Economics and Finance from the University of North Alabama (2007)