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
 42
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
 67
Global average
 122
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
 151
Global average
 158
Financials
2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 $23,977,583
United States average
 $21,418,265
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2022)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 36,601
United States average
 89,086
Global average
 32,721
Likes (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 37,186
Likes (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 37,958
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 34,383
United States average
 49,136
Global average
 19,281
Followers (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 32,852
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 31,492
Subscribers (2022)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 22,800
United States average
 16,608
Global average
 5,626
Subscribers (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 18,200
Subscribers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 12,300
Followers (2022)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 2,022
United States average
 20,356
Global average
 14,740
Followers (2021)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 1,735
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 1,246
Followers (2022)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 4,769
United States average
 28,767
Global average
 16,399
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 2,519

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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