Think tank

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Arlington, United States

Mercatus researchers conduct research, work with students to apply ideas to problems in the world, and make research findings available to the media, policymakers, and the general public to connect academic learning with real-world practice. As the name implies, Mercatus research focuses on how markets solve problems. Mercatus scholars conduct their own research in an effort to determine which institutions—markets, governments, civil society, or combinations of the three—promote the good social outcomes.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.mercatus.org/

Address:
3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1980
Age (years)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 41
United States average
 38
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Richard Fink
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2017): Tyler Cowen
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 77
United States average
 72
Global average
 121
2017
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 170
% Female staff
2019
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 13%
United States average
 46%
Global average
 43%

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 273
United States average
 150
Global average
 160
Financials
2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 $23,977,583
United States average
 $21,202,947
Global average
 $57,160,467

Social

Likes (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 37,186
United States average
 86,720
Global average
 31,384
Likes (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 37,958
Likes (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 36,550
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 32,852
United States average
 46,914
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 31,492
Followers (2018)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 30,161
Subscribers (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 18,200
United States average
 15,378
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 12,300
Subscribers (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 8,737
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 1,246
United States average
 15,265
Global average
 8,272
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 2,519
United States average
 8,453
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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