James M. Buchanan

James M. Buchanan is a Nobel Prize winning economist widely recognized for his work in the field of public choice theory and constitutional economics.

Free Thoughts

The Real James Buchanan

featuring Richard E. Wagner, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 6, 2017

Richard E. Wagner joins us for a discussion on life and thought of James M. Buchanan, who was one of the founders of public choice theory.


Italian Fiscal Theorists

by James M. Buchanan on Aug 15, 2008

Italian scholars’ contributions to politics and economics include critical theoretical work on tax analysis, state authority, and public spending.


Buchanan, James M. (1919-2013)

by Peter T. Leeson on Aug 15, 2008

One of the leading economists of the last century, James M. Buchanan was one of the founders of the public choice theory of economics.