The Intellectual Legacy of Gordon Tullock

32 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2011  

Charles K. Rowley

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 20, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Rowley, Charles K., The Intellectual Legacy of Gordon Tullock (December 20, 2011). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-57. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1975206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1975206

Charles K. Rowley (Contact Author)

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