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John Nye

John Nye

Frederic Bastiat Chair in Political Economy, Mercatus Center; Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Biography

Since 2007 – present Professor of Economics, George Mason University and Frédéric Bastiat Chair in Political Economy, Mercatus Center.

Since 2011 – International Academic Advisor and Research Director, Center for Institutional Studies at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

2006 to 2008 – Professor of Economics and History, Washington University in St. Louis.

1992 to 2006 – Associate Professor of Economics and History, Washington University.

1986 to 1992 – Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington University.

1985 to 1986 – Instructor. Washington University.

In 1985 graduated from Northwestern University (PhD); in 1983 - Northwestern University (Master’s degree); in 1981- California Institute of Technology (Bachelor’s degree)

Doctoral Dissertation: Firm Size and Economic Backwardness:  A New Look at the French Industrialization Debate

Currently supervising a research group Human Capital, Institutions and Development at the International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Other Professional Activities

2013 - present: Honorary President, World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research.

2012 to 2015 – Executive Director, Angara Centre for Law and Economics, Manila.

2013 to present – Member of the Editorial Board of the Philippine Economic Review.

2010 to present – International Advisory Board Member, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

2010 to present – Member of the Editorial Board of the Economic History of Developing Regions.

1995 to1999 – Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic History. 

1996 to present – Founding member of the International Society for the New Institutional Economics.

1989 to 2010 – Reviewer for the National Science Foundation.

University Service

2000 to 2007 – Member of the Center for the New Institutional Social Sciences.

1987 to 2007 – Fellow of the Center for Political Economy, Washington University. 

1993 to 1996, 1999 to 2000 – Director of Graduate Admissions for the Economics Department.

1995 to 2000 – Associate Director of the Center for the New Institutional Economics