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James M. Buchanan

James Buchanan is the cofounder, along with Gordon Tullock, of public choice theory. Buchanan entered the University of Chicago’s graduate economics program as a “libertarian socialist.” After six weeks of taking Frank Knight’s course in price theory, recalls Buchanan, he had been converted into a zealous free marketer. Buchanan’s next big conversion came while reading […]

Finn E. Kydland

  Finn Kydland, along with edward prescott, received the 2004 Nobel Prize in economic science “for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.” Because Kyland and Prescott worked so closely, this biography deals with their work on time consistency and Prescott’s biography deals with […]

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