Mark Koyama is an economic historian at George Mason University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research and Policy (CEPR), a member of the F.A. Hayek Program in PPE at GMU, and a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center. He was the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University during 2017-18. Born and educated in the UK, He obtained his BA in Modern History and Economics from Trinity College, Oxford and his DPhil (Ph.D.) in Economics from Wadham College, Oxford in 2010. Mark’s work research focuses on European economic history and on the institutional foundations for modern economic growth and liberal societies.