…involves working with me! Here is Scott:
I have spent the past 6 years trying to do two jobs at once, my teaching job at Bentley and lots of blogging/writing/speaking on monetary reform. I am pleased to announce that from now on I’ll be able to focus on monetary policy. Through a very generous donation of Kenneth Duda (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is supportive of market monetarism), the Mercatus Center has created a new program on monetary policy, and appointed me as director. I’m sure people will have some questions about this, so let me provide a bit more detail.
A few months back I began raising money to set up a NGDP futures market. At the time, Ken Duda offered to support the project with a large donation. He also expressed an interest in supporting my NGDP targeting in any way he could. Initially he suggested setting up a foundation to promote monetary reform, and having me direct the foundation. I thought it might make more sense to work within an institution such as a university or a think tank, where I could get managerial support. We eventually decided to embed the project within the Mercatus Center.
There is more at the link. Of course at George Mason and Mercatus we are all very excited about this.