Mark Koyama

National Fellow

Mark Koyama is a Hoover Institution National Fellow for 2017–2018.  He is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and senior scholar at the Mercatus Center.  Professor Koyama received his D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2010. His area of expertise is economic history.  In particular, he is interested in the institutional foundations of modern states.   He has published numerous articles in economics and economic history.  Currently he is completing a book with Noel Johnson entitled The Birth of Religious Freedom: Liberalism, Rule of Law and State Development, 1100–1800, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. 

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Two Roads

by Mark Koyamavia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Why did Japan and China take such divergent paths into the modern world?

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How Did The West Get Religious Freedom?

by Mark Koyamavia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Institutional change was crucial in bringing about equality before the law.