Matthew D. Mitchell
    Matthew D. Mitchell

    Mercatus Center at George Mason University

    Director, Project for the Study of American Capitalism
    Senior Research Fellow

    CGO Papers
    Taxis, Taxis and Governance in the Vehicles-For-Hire Industry

    In this working paper, Matthew Mitchell and Christopher Koopman use the overlapping regulatory approaches in the vehicle-for-hire industry to create a taxonomy for better understanding regulation that accounts for both public and private enforcement as well as those regulations that are both planned and emergent.


    Matthew D. Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Project for the Study of American Capitalism 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 Post, US News and World Report, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN

    • PhD, Economics, George Mason University
    • MA, Economics, George Mason University
    • BA, Political Science, Arizona State University
    • BS, Economics, Arizona State University