George Mason University’s Other Stars

Michael Giberson

The Washington Post‘s business section, no doubt eager to jump into the Mason Mania that has permeated the rest of the newspaper, ran a story today about the other star team on campus: the economics department. It’s a fairly lightweight story — after all it ain’t basketball — but they spelled all the names right, talked to Robin Hanson about prediction markets, and gave props to former Mason professor Bob Tollison, a “sport-o-metrics ” pioneer.

UPDATE: See GMU Law Prof Todd Zywicki’s more detailed and insightful post on this topic at The Volokh Conspiracy. Of course I should have mentioned the GMU law faculty as the other other star team on campus.


4 thoughts on “George Mason University’s Other Stars

  1. GMU gettin’ some more play…

    The GMU Econ Department is getting more blogospheric and major-media play thanks to its basketball…

  2. I notice that the WaPo article did not mention the most famous member of the GMU faculty, Chairman Emeritus Walter E. Williams, for his pioneering efforts in “pushing back the frontiers of ignorance” on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Not surprising, I guess, since black conservatives are anathema at the WaPo.

  3. Walter Williams gets a mention in two other recent discussions of GMU: John Miller’s piece on GMU Law in the National Review, and the sidebar to Peter Boettke and Alex Tabborak’s Slate article on the GMU economics department. Slate is owned by the Post these days. Todd Zywicki links to both articles in his Volokh Conspiracy post.

  4. GMU gettin’ some more play…

    The GMU Econ Department is getting more blogospheric and major-media play thanks to its basketball…

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