MA in Economics

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes, 2023

MA in Economics

Jessica is a James Buchanan Fellow with an exemplary academic record throughout her master's studies. While a student she completed two internships with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Read This »
Laura Ildefonso

Laura Ildefonso, 2023

MA in Economics (Wiley)

Laura, an MA Online student, has excelled academically, maintaining a 4.00 GPA, while working full-time as a consultant with the Berkeley Research Group. In that role, she applied economic theory and empirical analysis to issues presented by commercial litigation.

Read This »
Mark Nicholas Bewley

Mark Nicholas Bewley, 2022

MA in Economics

Nic was awarded a Mercatus Center MA Fellowship and worked at a financial sector consultancy while completing his graduate studies. His research interests include regulatory studies, specializing in financial regulations, and plans to pursue a career with the federal government or a public policy research institution.

Read This »
Polina Prokof’yeva

Polina Prokof’yeva, 2022

MA in Economics

Polina is interested in immigration research and a career in public policy. She has also interned at the Cardinal Institute, the Atlas Leadership Academy, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Eurasia Foundation.

Read This »
Luke Ashton

Luke Ashton, 2021

MA in Economics

While an MA student, he had an op-ed published in the Washington Times.

Read This »
Elliott Han

Elliott Han, 2021

MA in Economics

Maintained a 4.0 while completing requirements for a master's (Economics) and secondary certificate (Statistics), and interning at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Read This »
Kara Simmons

Kara Simmons, 2020

MA, Economics, 2020

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) program prepared graduate for success in the Master's of Economics.

Read This »
Gabby Beaumont-Smith

Gabby Beaumont-Smith, 2018

Policy Analyst, Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation

As a Policy Analyst, Gabby Beaumont-Smith analyzes the effects of trade policies, agricultural policies, and regulations on the economy. She is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center's MA Fellowship Program.

Read This »
Christina Bradley

Christina Bradley, 2018

Research Economist at RTI International

With an interest in public health economics, Christina Bradley was able to customize her degree electives. Now Christina is a Research Economist in the Social Policy, Health and Economic Research Unit.

Read This »
Benjamin VanMetre

Benjamin VanMetre, 2012

Associate Analyst, Public Finance Group, Moody's Investors Services, Inc. (Chicago)

Ben has published in several outlets including Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Economic Affairs, and Cato Journal. He is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University.

Read This »
Christina Forsberg King

Christina Forsberg King, 2010

Senior Economist, U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee

Christina's interests include economic policy analysis, entrepreneurship and the market process, and public choice. She is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University.

Read This »
Gabriel Okolski

Gabriel Okolski, 2010

Senior Transportation Loan Officer at the Export-Import Bank

Gabe was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2010. He is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University.

Read This »
Christopher Coyne

Christopher Coyne, 2003

2017 Spring Distinguished Alumni - Economics

We are very proud to include Christopher Coyne among our faculty members at George Mason University; he is an associate professor of economics, and is the director of graduate programs in the economics department.

Read This »
Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell, 2002

2019 Distinguished Alumni - Economics

Benjamin Powell is the Executive Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, where he is a Professor of Economics in the Rawls College of Business. He is a Senior Fellow with The Independent Institute, and is the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Economic Association and the Association of Private Enterprise Education.

Read This »
Gary M.  Shiffman

Gary M. Shiffman, 2001

2022 Distinguished Alumni - Economics

Gary Shiffman is an economist who works to counter coercion and organized violence and to support others who do the same.

Read This »
Virgil Storr

Virgil Storr, 2000

2021 Distinguished Alumni - Economics

Virgil Storr is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He is also the vice president for academic and student programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Read This »
Hassan Shahidi

Hassan Shahidi, 1983

Bridging diverse cultures through aviation

Hassan Shahidi, BA International Studies '81, MA Economics '83, is the president and chief executive officer of Flight Safety Foundation, an international and independent nonprofit organization with a singular mission to enhance global aviation safety through research, standards, education, and advocacy.

Read This »