What's New at GMU Econ
By Bryan Caplan
Since the new academic year is about to start, I thought I’d fill you in on what’s new at GMU Econ.
First, the bad news: Some of our experimentalists are leaving, including Nobel prize-winner Vernon Smith.
Third, the excellent news: Six outstanding new faculty have joined our department. They are… [drum roll please]
- Three noted economic historians: John Nye, Gary Richardson, and Werner Troesken
- Publishing machine – and piracy expert – Peter Leeson.
- Newly-minted University of Chicago political economist Omar Al-Ubaydli.
- and Garett Jones, a gracious iconoclast, and the world’s leading researcher on economics and IQ.
Whenever people ask me about the best three things at GMU, my answer is always “Colleagues, colleagues, colleagues.” I’ll miss Vernon and company. But all things considered, I’m looking forward to my best year yet.