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Arthur Wright

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Arthur Wright

Research Intern


Arthur is an MA student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a researcher at PolicyEngine. Previously, he graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in philosophy and a minor in religious studies. His research interests include development economics, urbanism, immigration, and effective altruism.



July Book Club Pick

July’s Book Club Review

Each month, the CCI team selects a new book to read and discuss together. Our book club selections cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to charter cities, but they are most often related to development, urban issues, and governance. In this ongoing series, reviewers will offer summaries of the books we’ve read and share some of the highlights from our discussions.

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Was God a Good Urban Planner?

Men who found cities tend not to be very humble. Please note, I mean ‘found’ as in ‘establish’, not ‘find’. Finding lost cities is far too exciting for this more

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New Cities Map: Launch Event Recap

On May 30th, 2023, a global audience came together in a groundbreaking launch event that showcased the immense potential of New Cities. From dedicated journalists to visionary academics, pioneering founders,

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