George Mason lands $5 million Koch Foundation donation for Department of Economics

This post originally appeared at The Washington Post.

“It means a tremendous amount to the economics department,” Dan Houser, economics department chairman, said of the latest gift. “It allows us to compete for top faculty. The marketplace is highly competitive right now.”

“As a result of having these new folks around, we’re going to be able to offer more classes, and provide more opportunities for more students, and be more visible as well, in the research we do,” Houser said.