The Essential Buchanan
The Essential Buchanan
About the Webinar
James (“Jim”) McGill Buchanan (1919-2013), surely seemed an unlikely prospect for winning a Nobel Prize in Economics when he was born in rural Tennessee on October 3rd.
From the very start, nearly all of Buchanan’s lifetime work was devoted to a way of doing economics and political science that insists that choices are made, and costs and benefits are experienced, only by individuals. Buchanan believed deeply that each individual is morally equal to every other individual. Because no person is superior, ethically speaking, to any other person, no person’s opinions or preferences should be given special advantage over those of other persons. He believed that this conclusion holds fast despite the undeniable fact that some individuals are smarter, or better educated, or wealthier, or higher-born than others.
Join this webinar to watch Donald Boudreaux unpack some of Buchanan’s greatest theories and contributions to economics today.
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About the Speaker
Donald J. Boudreaux is a Professor of Economics and former Economics Department Chair at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute. He is also a Senior Fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and holds the Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University and law degree from the University of Virginia.
Professor Boudreaux is committed to making economics more accessible to a wider audience, and he has lectured across the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe on a wide variety of topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law and economics, and international trade. He is published in a variety of newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and The Supreme Court Economic Review and writes a blog (with Russell Roberts) called Café Hayek, cafehayek.com.