PhD Graduate Recognized for Addressing Contemporary Issues in the Social Sciences

PhD Graduate Recognized for Addressing Contemporary Issues in the Social Sciences

David Lucas, a May 2018 graduate of George Mason University’s economics doctoral program, was named a 2017 grant recipient by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his project titled “Alleviating Homelessness: Assessing an Alternative Approach.” The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy aims to support emerging scholars through small grants, promote scholarship with a social policy application, and to encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences ( Lucas received the special honor of the Eli Ginzberg Award, which recognizes the most outstanding project in health and welfare, particularly in urban settings.

David Lucas’ outstanding academic achievement began early on during his time at Mason. He graduated from Mason in 2014 with a bachelor of science in finance and a minor in economics. His high GPA and involvement on campus as a University Scholar and captain of the intercollegiate men’s volleyball team earned him recognition as The Senior of the Year Award winner by the George Mason University Alumni Association. Lucas pursued his graduate education at Mason as a student in the economics doctoral program and was JIN Fellow with the Mercatus Center’s Hayek Program. The Department of Economics has recognized Lucas’ commitment to scholarly pursuits and awarded him the William P. Snavely Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies in Economics and the Israel M. Kirzner Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Austrian Economics.

Lucas will continue his career in economics as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.


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