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Stefanie Haeffele

Professor, Economics of Regulation


Dr. Stefanie Haeffele co-teaches Economics of Regulation for the TFAS U.S. Programs in Washington, D.C.

Haeffele is a senior research fellow, the deputy director of academic and student programs and a senior fellow in 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, and she earned her doctorate in economics at George Mason University in 2016. After receiving a Masters of Arts in economics at George Mason University in 2010, she completed a Presidential Management Fellowship where she worked in emergency and disaster management at both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and then the US Forest Service. Her specialization is in Austrian economics, post-disaster community recovery and the political economy of nonprofits. She is the coauthor of Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship (2015, Palgrave Macmillan) with Virgil Henry Storr and Laura E. Grube.