The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
- F.A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, 1988: 76
Jayme Lemke (Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University) is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Her specialization is in public choice economics, constitutional political economy, and the political economy of women’s rights. Her research on these and other topics has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Institutional Economics, Public Choice, the Review of Austrian Economics, and Studies in Emergent Order. Prior to joining Mercatus, Jayme held positions as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Utah State University and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Political Theory Project at Brown University.