TFAS Professor Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Students attending one of our six summer programs are required to take at least one three credit course while living in DC. All courses are accredited by George Mason University and held in their state-of-the-art-facilities, conveniently located in nearby Arlington, Virginia. The courses are designed to complement the students’ DC internship experience.Koopman

Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) Professor Chris Koopman was recently named one of Forbes 30 Under 30. Koopman, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, co-teaches “The Economics of Regulation” with Professor Matthew Mitchell, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center.

“Chris’ teaching style is very engaging and his personality allows him to skillfully connect with his students on multiple levels. His knowledge and passion for his field is very evident and he does a great job of implementing real life applications into the materials being covered,” says Joel Troutman, IBGA Program Associate. “His recent nomination to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list is well deserved and couldn’t go to a better recipient. We are honored to have such an excellent and well qualified professor on our team.”

IBGA alum Nick Jones commented on Professor Koopman’s class last summer. “I learned a lot in this class and I loved it. I learned all about regulations and it was great because I didn’t know much about the intricacies of them and how they can be really helpful to businesses. Koopman did a really good job of putting a bunch of real life applications to everything we were reading about and it was really insightful. For example, we talked about Uber and the impact it had on the taxi industry.”

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