Economist James M. Buchanan is winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science and Professor of economics at George Mason University. He is best known for developing the "public choice theory" of economics, which changed the way economists analyze…
Emily Chamlee-Wright is a senior research scholar and Board Member at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her primary research interests include development economics, cultural economics, and indigenous markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, St. Lawrence University
Steven Horwitz is a Mercatus Center Senior Affiliated Scholar, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and…
Associate Professor in the Area of Energy, Economics and Law, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
Faculty Affiliate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
Edward P. Stringham is an Associate Professor in the Area of Energy, Economics and Law in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.
On March 4, 2016, The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity Program hosted a discussion with Peter Boettke on the US elections (in particular, the rise of populist candidates), the issue of inequality and economic distortion, and why innovation could be the 'magic bullet' for improving human capital.
Mercatus PhD Fellow Vipin Veetil, along with Akshaya Vijayalakshmi and Srikanth Viswanathan, address Amartya Sen's criticism of cash-transfer programs such as education vouchers in the Wall Street Journal.
This study represents a serious challenge to conventional thinking in contemporary comparative systems, and the economics of socialism. It disputes the commonly accepted view of both the nature of the 'socialist calculation debate' of the 1930s and the lessons to be derived from it.