Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD in Economics

Our doctoral graduates continue to receive offers to join our nation’s leading universities such as Harvard University, University of Wisconsin, Brown University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, Purchase College, Hillsdale College, Weber State University, Middlebury College, Emory University – among many others. 

Rosolino Candela

Rosolino Candela, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Economics at Brown University

Rosolino is currently works at Brown University and recently was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Franscisco Marroquin in Guatemala. His research interests include Austrian Economics, Virginia Political Economy, and New Institutional Economics.

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Abigail R. Hall

Abigail R. Hall, 2015

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa (Florida)

Professor Abigail Hall Blanco's work focuses on topics surrounding the U.S. military and national defense. She has worked on issues including domestic police militarization, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid, imperialism, and whistleblowers.

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Liya Palagashvili

Liya Palagashvili, 2015

Assistant Professor of Economics at SUNY-Purchase College (New York)

Professor Palagashvili's research is in law and economics, political economy, development economics, and entrepreneurship. Her current interests are on regulations impacting tech startups, the policy responses to the 2008 financial crisis, and various U.S. labor laws. Professor Palagashvili was recently selected as a Forbes 2016 '30 under 30' in Law and Policy.

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Scott Beaulier

Scott Beaulier, 2004

Bringing a balanced perspective to business education

As dean of the College of Business at North Dakota State University, Scott Beaulier uses his experience in Mason's economics masters and doctoral programs to solve the wide variety of challenges that accompany his leadership role.

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