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Matthew Mitchell

Professor, Economics of Regulation


Dr. Matthew Mitchell teaches Economics of Regulation for TFAS U.S. Programs in Washington, D.C.

Mitchell is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (GMU) and the lead scholar on the Project for the Study of American Capitalism. His primary research interests include economic freedom and economic growth, public choice economics and the economics of government-granted privileges to businesses. Mitchell is also an adjunct professor at GMU.

Mitchell received his Ph.D. and master’s in economics from George Mason University. He received bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from Arizona State University.

He currently serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where his input helps the state formulate its revenue expectations.

Mitchell has testified before the U.S. Congress and his work has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, National Public Radio and C-SPAN.