Matthew D. Mitchell

Senior Fellow in the Centre for Economic Freedom, Fraser Institute

Matthew D. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Economic Freedom. Prior to joining the Fraser Institute, Mitchell was a long-serving senior fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he remains an affiliated senior scholar. He is also a senior research affiliate at the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at West Virginia University.

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. His writing and research focuses on economic freedom, public choice economics, and the economics of government favoritism.

Mitchell has testified before the U.S. Congress and several state legislatures. He has advised federal, state, and local government policymakers in the United States 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 Post, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN.

Recent Research by Matthew D. Mitchell

— May 24, 2023
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The Road to Socialism and Back: An Economic History of Poland, 1939-2019

The Road to Socialism and Back: An Economic History of Poland, 1939–2019 is a pre-release of an upcoming book by the Fraser Institute—part of a new multimedia project, The Realities of Socialism—that documents how Polish people suffered under socialism, but then prospered after Poland transitioned to a democracy and market economy. This pre-release consists of the first three chapters of the upcoming book by Peter J. Boettke, Konstantin Zhukov and Matthew Mitchell.