Emily Hamilton

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Emily Hamilton

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Emily Hamilton is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy. Hamilton has authored numerous academic articles and policy papers. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She contributes to the blog Market Urbanism. Hamilton received her PhD in economics from George Mason University.

Contributions

Explainer Episode 26 – Land Use Restrictions and Legislative Reform

May 18, 2021

In a conversation moderated by Kimberly Hermann, Braden Boucek and Emily Hamilton discuss several proposed legislative reforms to land use restrictions.

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Deep Dive Episode 157 – Regulating Land Use During a Pandemic

January 26, 2021

What role do policymakers have to play in facilitating efficient land use during this uncertain time? Experts debate.

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Should Local Zoning Laws Become More Flexible in the Age of COVID-19?

December 14, 2020

Land use regulations have been relaxed to accommodate the COVID era, but will this flexibility remain after things finally start returning to normal?

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