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
 40
Global average
 33
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
 139
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
 141
Global average
 170
Financials
2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 $23,977,583
United States average
 $21,416,942
Global average
 $57,985,318

Social

Likes (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 37,958
United States average
 75,328
Global average
 27,922
Likes (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 36,550
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 31,492
United States average
 34,931
Global average
 16,331
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
 12,081
Global average
 6,574
Subscribers (2017)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 8,737
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 1,246
United States average
 15,724
Global average
 9,121
Followers (2019)
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 2,519
United States average
 8,326
Global average
 6,899

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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