The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1986
James M. Buchanan Jr.
James M. Buchanan Jr.
Born: 3 October 1919, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Died: 9 January 2013, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Center for Study of Public Choice, Fairfax, VA, USA
Prize motivation: "for his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making"
Field: Public finance
Contribution: Contributions to the theory of political decision-making and public economics.
|Born:||October 3, 1919, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA|
|Civil Status:||Married (to Ann Bakke Buchanan on 5 October 1945), no children|
|1948||Ph. D., University of Chicago|
|1941||M. S., University of Tennessee|
|1940||B. A., Middle Tennessee State College|
|Current position and title|
|General Director, Center for Study of Public Choice, and Harris University|
|Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA|
|1969 - 1983||Virginia Polytechnic Institute|
|1968 - 1969||University of California, Los Angeles|
|1956 - 1968||University of Virginia|
|Honors and awards|
|1984||Frank Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy|
|1984||Doctor, h.c., University of Zurich|
|1983||Distinguished Fellow, American Economic Association|
|1982||Doctor, h.c., University of Giessen|
|Principal publications (books only)|
|Liberty, Market and State, Wheatsheaf, 1985*|
|The Reason of Rules (with G. Brennan), Cambridge University Press, 1985*|
|The Power to Tax (with G. Brennan) Cambridge University Press, 1980)*|
|What Should Economists Do?, Liberty Press, 1979|
|Freedom in Constitutional Contract, Texas A & M University Press, 1978*|
|Democracy in Deficit (with R. Wagner), Academic Press, 1977*|
|The Limits of Liberty, University of Chicago Press, 1975*|
|Cost and Choice, Markham Press, 1969|
|Demand and Supply of Public Goods, Rand McNally, 1968|
|Public Finance in Democratic Process, University of North Carolina Press, 1967|
|The Calculus of Consent, with G. Tullock; University of Michigan Press, 1962*|
|Fiscal Theory and Political Economy, University of North Carolina Press, 1960*|
|Public Principles of Public Debt, Richard D. Irwin, 1958|
*Books most directly relevant to Nobel Award.
From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1986, Editor Wilhelm Odelberg, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1987
This CV was written at the time of the award and later published in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures. The information is sometimes updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.
James M. Buchanan Jr. died on 9 January 2013.
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