Institute for Humane Studies

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Group.png Institute for Humane Studies   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
FounderF. A. "Baldy" Harper
Type• think tank
• charity

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a right-wing, libertarian, think tank based at George Mason Univ. IHS was created in 1961 by Baldy Harper, an economics professor at Cornell University. Today IHS mostly hands out grants/scholarships to libertarian students, provides grants or support to libertarian professionals in various fields, and sponsors seminars across the United States about libertarian economics.



References, Resources and Contact


Institute for Humane Studies
at George Mason University
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Arlington VA 22201-4432
t: 800.697.8799 (toll-free)
fax: 703.993.4890


  1. Who We Are, Liberty Club (Accessed: 21 September 2007)
  2. The LSE Hayek Society mailed out a notice on 13 February 2008 indicating 14 seminars for students with "The cost of participation, housing, and meals is covered".