Michael Rieger

Michael received his B.A. (2016) from the University of Michigan in history, with a specialization in East Asian history.  His thesis, “Reverse Course: The Secret Battle for the Japanese Economy”, focused on the ideological disputes involved in the reconstruction of the Japanese economy after World War II and won the William P. Malm Award for Outstanding Student Writing in Japanese Studies and the Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis.  He worked as an intern for the Cato Institute and Libertarianism.org in Fall 2016.