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The Past, Present and Future of Virginia Political Economy


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Alain Marciano


Université de Montpellier; French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Laboratoire d'économie théorique et appliquée (LAMETA)

December 6, 2015

Public Choice, 2015, Vol. 163, pp. 53-65

Abstract:     
We present a short history of the Virginia School of Political Economy in its institutional settings of University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, or Virginia Tech (VPI), and George Mason University (GMU). We discuss the original research and educational project as envisioned by Buchanan at UVA, its maturity into a normal science at VPI, and its continuation at GMU. We argue that the future of Virginia Political Economy will depend critically on the various alternative interpretations of the Buchanan project in positive economics, welfare economics, and political economy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: James Buchanan, Public choice, Political economy

JEL Classification: B20; B53; D70


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Date posted: December 8, 2015  

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Boettke, Peter J. and Marciano, Alain, The Past, Present and Future of Virginia Political Economy (December 6, 2015). Public Choice, 2015, Vol. 163, pp. 53-65. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2699846

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Peter J. Boettke (Contact Author)
George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Alain Marciano
Université de Montpellier ( email )
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Montpellier Cedex 1, F-34000
France
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Laboratoire d'économie théorique et appliquée (LAMETA) ( email )
Montpellier
France
HOME PAGE: http://www.lameta.univ-montp1.fr/spip.php?rubrique233
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