Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails

Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails

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About the Speaker

Christopher Coyne

Christopher Coyne is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. He is the Co-Editor of The Review of Austrian Economics and The Independent Review. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for Public Choice.

Coyne is the author or co-author of In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace (2022, Independent Institute), Manufacturing Militarism: U.S. Government Propaganda in the War on Terror (2021, Stanford University Press), Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism (2018, Stanford University Press), Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails (2013, Stanford University Press), Media, Development and Institutional Change (2009, Edward Elgar Publishing), and After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (2007, Stanford University Press).

He is also the co-editor of In All Fairness Liberty, Equality, and the Quest for Human Dignity (2019, Independent Institute), Exploring the Political Economy and Social Philosophy of James M. Buchanan (2018, Rowman & Littlefield International), Interdisciplinary Studies of the Market Order: New Applications of Market Process Theory (2017, Rowman & Littlefield International), Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? (2016, Independent Institute), The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics (2015, Oxford University Press) and The Handbook on the Political Economy of War (2011, Edward Elgar Publishing).

In addition, Coyne has authored numerous academic articles, book chapters, and policy studies.

In 2016 he was selected as a recipient of George Mason's University Teaching Excellence Award.

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