Friday, March 23, 2018

George Mason Lands $5 Million Koch Foundation Donation for Department of Economics

George Mason University will use a $5 million gift to its Department of Economics to create three faculty positions, the school announced Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

The gift comes from the Charles Koch Foundation.

“It means a tremendous amount to the economics department,” Dan Houser, economics department chairman, said of the latest gift. “It allows us to compete for top faculty. The marketplace is highly competitive right now.”

The money will go toward helping the department hire for three tenure-track positions, including a senior scholar, who is a more experienced faculty member with experience teaching and conducting research, and two junior scholars who are at an earlier stage of their academic careers.

The spots are likely to be filled with beltarians but I could be surprised.

-Robert Wenzel 

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