Christopher Koopman

Christopher Koopman

Research Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Chris Koopman is a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he is a scholar on the Project for the Study of American Capitalism.  He also serves as the Project’s program manager.  His research interests include economic regulations, competition, and innovation, with a particular focus on public choice and the economics of government favoritism.

Koopman received his J.D. from Ave Maria University and his LL.M. in law and economics at George Mason University.

Blog Posts

We are all living red-carpet lives now.

Last night, millions of movie buffs, entertainment fiends, and celebrity gawkers from across the globe tuned in for the Oscars. While a few of us aficionados waited with bated breath…

Let’s tax the iPhone to save BlackBerry

It’s not BlackBerry’s fault the Apple iPhone has become the go-to smartphone for consumers worldwide.

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Liberty 101


Liberty 101: What is Liberty?

What are your ideas about liberty? The Liberty 101 On Demand Program talks about what being pro-liberty means and why it’s important to our society. Just about everyone of every political…

Liberty 101: What Does Liberty Really Mean?

Liberty: few people say they dislike it, so what makes libertarians’ emphasis on it different? Learn Liberty and Students for Liberty have joined together to explore the ideas of freedom through…

Why is Beer So Expensive? – Craft Beer 103

Why is the beer you drink so expensive? Beer is one of the most highly regulated industries, across the country. Ultimately, these regulations are like putting lead boots on craft breweries…

Beer and the Three Tier System – Craft Beer 102

What if we passed a law that made it illegal for Apple to sell the iPhone directly to you? That’s exactly what’s happened with craft beer. Certain people have built their…

Craft Beer 101: Entrepreneurship and Beer

There are more than 2,000 breweries in the United States, and craft beer has been continually increasing in popularity. Is the craft beer scene today the best it’s ever been? The…

Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb, & Feastly vs. Government Regulation

The sharing economy connects people with services like Uber, AirBnB, and Feastly. Despite these new ways to connect, many regulators would like to stop it in its tracks.