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Veronique de Rugy

senior research fellow for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and economist

Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the U.S. economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition and financial privacy. Her popular weekly charts, published by the Mercatus Center, address economic issues ranging from lessons on creating sustainable economic growth to the implications of government tax and fiscal policies. She has testified in Congress on the effects of fiscal stimulus, debt and deficits, and regulation on the economy.

De Rugy’s research and commentary regularly appear in ReasonNational Review Online, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, on CNN and Fox News. In 2015, she was named in Politico Magazine’s guide to the Top 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics. 

Previously, de Rugy was a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute and a research fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Before moving to the United States, she oversaw academic programs in France for the Institute for Humane Studies Europe. She received her Master of Arts degree in economics from the Paris Dauphine University and her Ph.D in economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University.