Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science in 2001 with the goal of developing hands-on interactive games for the purpose of research and teaching in economics. Using experimental methods, research at ICES has been conducted in all areas of economics, including public choice, development, bargaining, economic systems design and even neuroeconomics.
Nobel Laureate Smith founded ICES with the recognition that an accurate understanding of economic fundamentals is crucial for an informed interpretation of current social, economic, and political events. Moreover, an early exposure to economic concepts is critical to fostering such understanding. In light of its importance, ICES has been committed for over a decade to conveying key economic concepts to college students and professionals from various academic fields. These concepts form the foundation of sound economic policies and efficient institutional frameworks necessary for the protection of liberty, individual rights and free markets designed to promote universally shared economic prosperity.
ICES at George Mason University
To learn more about The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University, we encourage you to visit the official ICES Department website at ices.gmu.edu
The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science
3330 Washington Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
ICES workshops are held on the beautiful campus of George Mason University. If you are using the metro, you can find us near the stop at Virginia Square (Orange Line). Our Address is:
- GMU ARLINGTON CAMPUS
- 3330 Washington Blvd.
- Arlington VA, 22201