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.
Information, investment and innovation are the engines of economic growth in the 21st century. Yet regulatory accumulation and outdated regulatory processes are preventing both the private and public sectors from effectively using the three “I’s” to solve problems and grow the economy.
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.
Discovery, Capitalism, and Distributive Justice makes Kirzner’s case for the idea that entrepreneurial profit is both essential for an economy and profoundly just. Asserting that the problem with standard criticism of capitalist income distribution is a failure to see capitalism as a “discovery procedure,” Kirzner argues that production and subsequent profit are neither automatic nor guaranteed.