The Great Antidote – Matt Mitchell

By The CGO

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On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Matt Mitchell. In their discussion, Juliette and Matt cover cronyism, Certificate Of Needs legislation, and occupational licensing.

Matthew D. Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Equity Initiative at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also an adjunct professor of economics at Mason. In his writing and research, he specializes in public choice economics and the economics of government favoritism toward particular businesses, industries, and occupations.

Mitchell has testified before the US Congress and has advised several state and local government policymakers on both fiscal and regulatory policy. His research has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostUS News and World Report, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN. He blogs about economics and economic policy at Neighborhood Effects and at Concentrated Benefits.

Mitchell received his PhD and MA in economics from George Mason University and his BA in political science and BS in economics from Arizona State University.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.