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James M. Buchanan

James M. BuchananAKA James McGill Buchanan

Born: 2-Oct-1919
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, TN
Died: 9-Jan-2013
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Public Choice Theory

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Father: James Buchanan
Mother: Lila Scott
Wife: Ann Bakke (m. 5-Oct-1945)

    University: BS, Middle Tennessee State College (1940)
    University: MA, University of Tennessee (1941)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1948)
    Professor: Economics, University of Tennessee (1950-51)
    Professor: Economics, Florida State University (1951-56)
    Professor: Economics, University of Virginia (1956-68)
    Professor: Economics, University of California at Los Angeles (1968-69)
    Professor: Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1969-83)
    Professor: Economics, George Mason University (1983-)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Economic Association Vice President (1971)
    Atlas Economic Research Foundation Templeton Freedom Awards Advisory Council
    Center for Study of Public Choice Director (1969-88)
    Fraser Institute
    The Independent Institute Advisory Board
    Mont Pelerin Society
    Southern Economic Association President (1963)
    Western Economic Association President (1983-84)
    Nobel Prize for Economics 1986
    Fulbright 1955
    Ford Fellowship 1959-60

Author of books:
Fiscal Theory and Political Economy (1960, economics)
The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy (1962, economics, with Gordon Tullock)
The Demand and Supply of Public Goods (1968)
Democracy in Deficit: The Political Legacy of Lord Keynes (1977, with Richard E. Wagner)
Freedom in Constitutional Contract (1978, economics)
The Power to Tax (1980, economics, with Geoffrey Brennan)

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