Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mercatus Masters Fellowship program--Fall 2011 Applicants

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is currently accepting applications for fall 2011 entry into the Mercatus Masters Fellowship program. I'm writing to see if you know any talented recent college graduates or young professionals who may be interested in applying.

The Mercatus Masters Fellowship is a competitive program for students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. The fellowship, which includes full tuition and a generous stipend, is aimed at students with interest in advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia.

While earning an MA in economics from George Mason University, Mercatus Masters Fellows work 20 hours a week with Mercatus Center faculty and have the opportunity to author or co-author policy studies, academic papers, and op-eds. Graduates have gone on to positions in a number of government agencies including the Joint Economic Committee, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as the private sector.

Interested students must apply for admission into the GMU MA program and the Mercatus MA fellowship simultaneously. More information about the program is available at http://grad.mercatus.org/masters/. Interested students should feel free to get in touch with my colleague, Dan Rothschild, at drothsch@gmu.edu with questions or to discuss whether they might be good candidates for the program.

Please feel free to pass this email along to anyone in your network who might be interested. And don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.


Rob Raffety
Assistant Director, Regulatory Studies Program
Research Director, Spending and Budget Initiative
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
703-993-4912 (o) 703-862-6099 (m)

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