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
 39
Global average
 31
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
 71
Global average
 120
2017
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 170
% Female staff
2019
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 13%
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 273
United States average
 145
Global average
 156
Financials
2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 $23,977,583
United States average
 $21,077,089
Global average
 $55,910,158

Social

Likes (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 37,958
United States average
 72,519
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 36,550
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 31,492
United States average
 35,047
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2018)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 30,161
Followers (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 26,700
Subscribers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 12,300
United States average
 12,119
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 8,737
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 1,246
United States average
 13,249
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 2,519
United States average
 8,378
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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