Richard E. Wagner

Richard E. Wagner is the Hobart R. Harris Professor of Economics and is Graduate Director of the Economics Department at George Mason University. He works primarily in the fields of public finance and public choice.

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.



by Richard E. Wagner on Aug 15, 2008

Taxation is when government claims the resources of its citizens to fund its projects. Even if argued as necessary, it is a coercive process.


Wicksell, Knut (1851-1926)

by Richard E. Wagner on Aug 15, 2008

Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist whose insights on banking and investment influenced and anticipated the work of public choice economists.