The Intellectual Legacy of Gordon Tullock
32 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 20, 2011
Gordon Tullock is one of the world’s leading economists. Even more so than Chicago’s Gary Becker, Tullock has extended the rational choice model into areas previously judged to lie outside the realm of economics. This essay identifies Tullock’s contributions to constitutional political economy, public choice, bureaucracy, the law, and bio-economics. The essay focuses attention most especially on Tullock’s pioneering contributions to public choice, including his twenty-year editorship of Public Choice.
Keywords: Gordon Tullock, public choice, constitutional political economy, law-andeconomics, bioeconomics
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