James M. Buchanan

James M. Buchanan

Born: 1919.


James Buchanan is an economist most renowned for his work 'Public Choice Theory', and won the 1986 Nobel prize in Economic Science.

He has long been a professor at George Mason University.

His work in economics included rigorious analysis of the theory of logrolling.

Major Books of James M. Buchanan

- Academia in Anarchy, with N.Devletoglou, 1971
- An Economist's Approach to Scientific Politics, in Malcolm B. Parsons, editor, Perspectives in the Study of Politics, 1968
- Before Public Choice, in Gordon Tullock , editor, Explorations in the Theory of Anarchy, 1973
- Better Than Plowing and Other Personal Essays, 1992
- The Calculus of Consent: Logical foundations for constitutional democracy, with G. Tullock, 1962
- Choice, Contract, and Constitutions, 2001
- Clarifying confusion about the balanced budget amendment, 2005
- Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, 1999
- The Consequences of Mr. Keynes, 1978
- Constitutional Economics, 1991
- Cost and Choice: An Inquiry Into Economic Theory, 1969
- Debt and Taxes, 2001
- Demand and Supply of Public Goods, 1968
- Democracy in Deficit: the Political Legacy of Lord Keynes, with R.E. Wagner, 1977
- The Domain of Subjective Economics: Between Predictive Science and Moral Philosophy, in Ludwig Von Mises and Israel M. Kirzner, editors, Method, process, and Austrian economics, 1982
- Economic Freedom and Competitive Federalism: Prospects for the New Century, 1996
- Economic Inquiry and Its Logic, 2000
- The Economics and Ethics of Constitutional Order, 1991
- Economics and Its Scientific Neighbors, in Richard Swedberg, editor, Economics and Sociology, 1966
- Economics: Between Predictive Science and Moral Philosophy, with G. Brennan, 1988
- Economics From the Outside in, 2007
- Ethics and Economic Progress, 1994
- Explorations in Constitutional Economics, 1989
- Externalities and Public Expenditure Theory, 2001
- Federalism, Liberty, and the Law, 2001
- Fiscal Responsibility in Constitutional Democracy, 1978
- Fiscal Theory and Political Economy, 1960
- Freedom in Constitutional Contract, 1978
- Ideas, Persons, and Events, 2001
- Is Economics the Science of Choice?, in Streissler and Hayek, editors, Roads to Freedom, 1969
- Liberty, Market and the State, 1986
- The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan, 1975
- The Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty, 1999
- Moral Science and Moral Order, 2001
- Politics As Public Choice?, 2000
- The Power to Tax: the Analytical Foundations of a Fiscal Constitution, with G. Brennan, 1980
- Public Finance and Public Choice, 1975
- Public Finance in Democratic Process: Fiscal Institutions and Democratic Choice, 1967
- Public Principles of Public Debt, 1958
- The Reason of Rules: Constitutional Political Economy, with G. Brennan, 1985
- Theory of Public Choice: Political Applications of Economics, with Robert D. Tollison, 1981
- Theory of Public Choice II, with Robert D. Tollison, 1984
- Youth at Work: An International Survey, 1983
- What Should Economists Do?, 1979

Major Articles of James M. Buchanan

- 1949, The Pure Theory of Public Finance: A Suggested Approach, JPE
- 1954, Individual Choice in Voting and the Market, JPE
- 1954, Social Choice in Voting and Free Markets, JPE
- 1959, Positive Economics, Welfare Economics and Political Economy, JoLE
- 1962, Externality, with W.C. Stubblebine, Economica
- 1964, What Should Economists Do?, SEJ
- 1965, Ethical Rules, Expected Values and Large Numbers, Ethics
- 1970, Notes for an Economic Theory of Socialism, Public Choice
- 1971, Equality as Fact and Norm, Ethics
- 1975, A Contractarian Paradigm for Applying Economic Theory, AER
- 1976, Barro on the Ricardian Equivalence Theorem, JPE
- 1978, Markets, States and the Extent of Morals, AER
- 1981, The Homogenization of Heterogeneous Inputs, with R.D. Tollison, AER
- 1982, Order Defined in the Process of Emergence, Literature of Liberty
- 1987, The Constitution of Economic Policy, Science
- 1999, Generalized Increasing Returns, Euler's Theorem, and Competitive Equilibrium, with Yong J. Yoon, History of Political Economy
- 2003, The Constitutional Way of Thinking, SCER
- 2005, Afraid to Be Free: Dependency as Desideratum, Public Choice


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