Douglas B. Rogers


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Douglas Bruce Rogers

December 13, 1984 - January 30, 2011
B.A. Economics, West Virginia University
PhD Economics, George Mason University
The Douglas B. Rogers Doctoral Fellowship - Mercatus Center

"'Tis a gift to be simple. 'Tis a gift to be free. 'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be.
'Tis a gift to love and have that love returned. 'Tis a gift to be taught and richer gift to learn.
. . . Simple gifts, an enduring part of Doug's Legacy


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The Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition, now in its tenth year, is open to all full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at the time of essay submission in any field of study at a college or university in North America. This annual program invites aspiring students to submit essays which are prompted by a provocative quotation from one of Doug's favorite Economists, Political Theorists, or Philosophers.

The Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition is hosted by The Abbeville Institute, Auburn, AL. Please direct essay submissions to Essay submissions will be due by January 15, 2022. Winners will be notified in February, 2022.

* For more details on this year's Essay Competition and essay requirements for submissions visit and click on the Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition tab.

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