1. Papers Assessing the Specific Buchanan Contribution to Economics and Its Scientific Neighbors

2. Papers Topically Related to Themes that Buchanan has Dealt With in His Career

3. Discussions of One or Several of the Buchanan Ideas

4. Personal Reminiscences

5. Miscellaneous

6. Pictures of Buchanan

7. List of Contributions, Alphabetically Ordered by Author's Name


VITAS: Biographical & Bibliographical



Preamble

The Buchanan Project is an ongoing research program initiated and, to a large extent, still influenced by the ideas of James M. Buchanan. His publications reflect the breadth of this research. This year (1999) the most important of these works are being re-published by Liberty Fund Inc. as The Collected Works of James Buchanan.

The material on this web site has been contributed by friends and critics of James Buchanan in honor of his 80th birthday. The contributions range from personal tributes to thematic essays. They have come in from all over the world and were put together on various local versions of word processing programs. We have refrained from editorial intervention, so that the style and format used by the authors could be retained. Not surprisingly, however, this has led to a few cases of incompatibility in the encoding of characters, formulas, etc. Thus, there are still some rough edges on the presentation of a few of the contributions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it was impossible for us to alleviate all of these problems in the time available to us.

Since the contributions are only a mouse click away, it is superfluous to comment on them any further. However, another part of the "web site story" needs to be made public. The emergence of this order was, like so many others, not completely spontaneous. Some of the hidden hands who assisted in its creation should not remain invisible. The organizational work, approaching contributors, getting letters out to them and doing all the those "little" things that pave the way for a project like this, was done by Betty Tillman at the Center for Study of Public Choice. At the construction site at the University of Duisburg, Germany, Petra Krueger and Allison Blizzard "wove" the web, following some preparatory work by Sebastian Rehne. The two of them did basically all the practical, hands-on work. Without their willingness to get things done, none of this would have been possible. The project committee was restricted to reading over the material and looking over their shoulders. A charming position and a division of labor that we do appreciate.

H. G. Brennan, H. Kliemt and B. Tollison


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Papers

1. Papers Assessing the Specific Buchanan Contribution to Economics and Its Scientific Neighbors
 

  Boettke, Peter J.: James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy

  Congleton, Roger D.: Buchanan and the Virginia School

   Feulner, Edwin J.: The Impact of Professor James Buchanan's Work on American Public Policy

  Giardina, Emilio: Introductory Speech by Prof. Emilio Giardina, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Catania, for the Ceremony for the Award of the Laurea Honoris Causa to Professor James M. Buchanan

  Shughart, William F. II and Tollison, Robert D.: A Creative Theorist in His Workshop: James M. Buchanan as a Positive Economist
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Papers Topically Related to Themes That Buchanan Has Dealt with in His Career
 

  Albert, Hans: Science and the Social Order

  Backhaus, Jürgen G.: The Law and Economics of Environmental Taxation: When Should the Ecotax Kick In?

  Barbosa, António S. Pinto: The Constitutional Stage Revisited

  Blankart, Charles B.: Local Autonomy and Popitz' Law in Prussia and in Germany

  Brennan, Geoffrey: Notes on Buchanan on Methodological Individualism

  Casas Pardo, Jose; Montoro-Pons, Juan D. and Puchades-Navaro, Miguel: Evolution and Learning in Collective Decision Making

  Faith, Roger L.: Does Abstention Matter?

  Fand, David: Are We Facing a Stock Market Bubble?

  Foldvary, Fred E.: Recalculating Consent

  Giersch, Herbert:Economic Morality as a Competitive Asset

  Greene, Kenneth; Nelson, Philipp: Morality and the Political Process

  Lewisch, Peter: Constitutional Economics and Choice of Law

  Machan, Tibor R.: The Normative Basis of Economic Science

  Marmolo, Elisabetta and Mehta, Nimai M.: Miracles and Meltdowns - Reinventing Leviathan in East Asia

  Meiselman, David I.: Government Intertemporal Capital Management Decision Making

  Mudambi, Ram; Navarra, Pietro: Government Bargaining with Non-Unitary-Actor Parties and the Case of Italian Government Breakdowns

  Mueller, Dennis C.: What Ought to Be Taxed?

  Müller, Christian; Tietzel, Manfred: Merit Goods from a Constitutional Perspective

  Ott, Attiat F. :A Personal Reminiscence

  Pauly: James Buchanan as a Health Economist

  Pejovich, Svetozar:Immorality of the Transition Industry: The Case of Eastern Europe

  Reynolds, Noel B.: Pareto Optimality and the Rule of Law

  Rhee, Pil-Woo: The National Debt Issue in Fiscal Exchange in Korea. - The Measurement of the Net Fiscal Burden by Income Classes -

  Richter, Rudolf: Transformation of Economic Systems

  Schmidtchen, Dieter: To Help or Not to Help: The Samaritan's Dilemma Revisited

  Schneider, Friedrich: The Role of a New International Monetary Institution After the EMU and After the Asian Crises: Some Preliminary Ideas Using Constitutional Economics

  Tanaka, Kiyokazu: Considerations of Constitutional Choice at Condominium Community

  Thompson, Earl: An Invisible Hand Theorem for Collectivists

  Vanberg, Viktor G.: Constitutional Economics and Ethics Ė On the Relation Between Self-Interest and Morality

  Wagner, Richard E.: Austrian Cycle Theory: Saving the Wheat While Discarding the Chaff

  Yoon, Yong J.: The Voracity Effect Puzzle: Comment
 
 
 
 
 

3. Discussions of One or Several of the Buchanan Ideas
 

  Brough, Wayne T. and Naka, Shigeto: Buchanan for the 21st Century

  Clark, Jeff R.; Lee, Dwight: Revisiting the Nobel Lie

  Eusepi, Giuseppe: The Calculus of Dissent: Constitutional Completion and Public Goods

  Forman, Frank: A Specialist in Contract

   Forte, Francesco: Buchananís "Increasing Returns" Multiplier

  Kliemt, Hartmut: The Art of the State, State of the Art

  Levy, David M.: Robust Institutions

  Littlechild, S.C.: Buchanan and Shackle on Cost, Choice and Subjective Economics

  Watrin, Christian: Will the Europeans Seize Their "Once-in-History Opportunity"?
 
 
 
 

4. Personal Reminiscences
 

  Aktan, Coskun Can: Ideas Do Have Consequences!...

  Allsbrook, Ogden O.: Influence of J. M. Buchanan on a Noetic Miscellanist

  Bacaria, Jordi: When I Fell Off the Horse

  Benegas Lynch Jr., Alberto: Prof. James M. Buchanan

  Bonaccorsi di Patti, Emilia: James M. Buchanan and the Italian Economic Thought in the XIX Century: My Research on Francesco Ferrara and the Theory of Subjective Value

  Casas Pardo, Jose: Reminiscences of Jim Buchanan

  Gilley, J. Wade:ĎIs GMU Big Enough for Buchanan?í

  Goetz, Charles: James McGill Buchanan: A Classic Original Thinker

  Henderson, David R.: An Appreciation of Jim Buchanan

  Holcombe, Randall G.: Learning From the Master: A Student Evaluation of Professor Buchanan

  de Jasay, Anthony: Taking Criticsm in the Grand Manner

  Mandelstamm, Allan: A Slender Contribution

  Liggio, Leonard: Letter to Jim Buchanan

  Plott, Charles R.: Mr. Buchanan - Some Episodes from the Life of a University of Virginia Graduate Student in the Early 1960s

  Sabino, Carlos: A Personal Reminisciense About Jim Buchanan

  Stoddard, Lytton W.: Right Thing, Right Way, Right Place

  Sugden, Robert: Blacksburg, Virginia: Summer, 1977

  Swedenborg, Birgitta: A Personal Account of How Jimís Writings Have Influenced My Career and Thinking

  Udagawa, Akihito: Good Days with Professor James M. Buchanan in Virginia, Europe and Japan

  Vaughn, Karen I.: A Birthday Reminiscence

  West, Edwin G.: First Encounters with James Buchananís Scholarship: A Personal Reminiscence

  Willett, Thomas D.: A Personal Reminiscence of James Buchanan

  Yandle, Bruce: Anyone Over 50 is a "Damn Fool"

  Yeager, Leland B.: James Buchanan's Influence: A Personal View
 
 
 
 
 

5. Miscellaneous
 

  Alchian, Armen A.: Well Kept Secrets of Jimís Contributions to Economic Ph.D.s of the University of California

  Blundell, John and Robinson, Colin: Jim Buchanan and the IEA

  de Bolívar, Carolina R.: James Buchanan: A Man of Character

  Brady, Gordon L.: James Buchanan's Run-In with the Ford Foundation

  Tyler Cowen: Curiosity, Persistence and Virtue

  Dorn, James A.: James M. Buchanan: A Model Plowman

  da Empoli: Buchanan's Contributions: An Italian Viewpoint

  Hamlin, Alan: Buchanan and Wiseman

  Laband, David N.: James M. Buchanan Outside the Classroom: A Former Student's Perspective

  Meltzer, Allan H.: To Jim at Eighty

  Miller, James C.: Preface from James M. Buchanan, Public Finance in Democratic Process: Fiscal Institutions and Individual Choice

  Morris, Christopher W.: Perspectives from Philosophy

  Mottice, Robert N.: A Letter to James Buchanan

  Nott, David C.: Very Few Men Have Done More

  Reisman, David: Buchanan as a Conservative

  Salinas, Javier: James M. Buchanan: A View from the Periphery

  van Lith, Ulrich: We Have the Euro. Now We Need Competing Education and Training Systems to Make it Strong, a European Capital Market for Investment in Education to Make Europe Competitive and Grow Together
 
 
 
 

6. Pictures of Buchanan
 
 
 
 



 
  Happy Birthday Jim Buchanan

I don't remenber when and where I first met him - more than
25 years ago. It seems as if I had known him forever.

As a Person: a Southern gentleman from top to toe - 
with a charming touch of a Southern drawl - 
a reliable friend - a friend who can listen 
a friend who loves mankind and dogs!

As an Economist: He opened my mind for the underlying philosophy
of Liberalism - for the meaning of history.
He deepened my aversion to bureaucracy and my scepticism about
politics and governments. He taught me the importance of dreams
in a world of figures and facts!
I owe him a lot - personally and professionally.

Isabel Mühlfenzl
 



 


Photo provided by Emilio Giardina!
 


To: Jim Buchanan

Congratulations

on your 80th birthday 
and all the best for the future

Hanne Weck-Hannemann University of Innsbruck / Austria


 
 
 
 
 

7. List of Contributions, Alphabetically Ordered by Author's Name
 

Author: Title
html-file
Category
     
Aktan: Ideas Do Have Consequences!... aktan.htm  4
Albert: Science and the Social Order albert.htm  2
Alchian: Well Kept Secrets of Jimís Contributions to Economic Ph.D.s of the University of California alchian.htm  5
Allsbrook : Influence of J. M. Buchanan on a Noetic Miscellanist allsbrook.htm  4
Bacaria: When I Fell Off the Horse bacaria.htm  4
Backhaus: The Law and Economics of Environmental Taxation: When Should the Ecotax Kick in? backhaus.htm  2
Barbosa: The Constitutional Stage Revisited barbosa.htm  2
Benegas Lynch, Jr.: Prof. James M. Buchanan ben_lynch.htm  4
Blankart: Local Autonomy and Popitz' Law in Prussia and in Germany blankart.htm  2
Blundell & Robinson: Jim Buchanan and the IEA blundell.htm  5
Boettke; James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy boettke.htm  1
de Bolívar: James Buchanan: A Man of Character bolivar.htm  5
Bonaccorsi: James M. Buchanan and the Italian Economic Thought in the XIX Century: My Research on Francesco Ferrara and the Theory of Subjective Value bonaccorsi.htm  4
Brady: James Buchanan's Run-In with the Ford Foundation brady.htm  5
Breit: Buchanan-as-Artist: A Retrospective breit.htm  
Brennan: Notes on Buchanan on Methodological Individualism brennan.htm  2
Brough, Naka: Buchanan for the 21st Century brough.htm  3
Casas Pardo, Montoro-Pons and Puchades-Navaro: Evolution and Learning in Collective Decision Making casas.pdf  2
Casas Pardo: Reminiscences of Jim Buchanan casas.htm  4
Clark, Lee: Revisiting the Nobel Lie clark.htm  3
Congleton: Buchanan and the Virginia School congleton.htm  1
Cowen: Curiosity, Persistence and Virtue cowen.htm  5
Dorn: James M. Buchanan: A Model Plowman dorn.htm  5
da Empoli: Buchanan's Contributions: An Italian Viewpoint daempoli.htm  5
Eusepi: The Calculus of Dissent: Constitutional Completion and Public Goods eusepi.htm  3
Faith: Does Abstention Matter? faith.htm  2
Fand: Are We Facing a Stock Market Bubble? fand.htm  2
Feulner: The Impact of Professor James BuchananĎs work on American Public Policy feulner.htm  1
Foldvary: Recalculating Consent foldvary.htm  2
Forman: A Specialist in Contract forman.htm  3
Forte: Buchananís "increasing returns" multiplier forte.htm  3
Giardina: Introductory Speech by Prof. Emilio Giardina, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Catania, for the Ceremony For the Award of the Laurea Honoris Causa to Professor James M. Buchanan giardina.htm  1
Giersch: Economic Morality as a Competitive Asset giersch.htm  2
Gilley: ĎIs GMU Big Enough for Buchanan?í gilley.htm  4
Goetz: James McGill Buchanan: A Classic Original Thinker goetz.htm  4
Greene: Morality and the Political Process green.pdf  2
Hamlin: Buchanan and Wiseman hamlin.htm  5
Henderson: An Appreciation of Jim Buchanan henderson.htm  4
Holcombe: Learning From the Master: A Student Evaluation of Professor Buchanan holcombe.htm  4
Jasay: Taking Criticsm in the Grand Manner jasay.htm  4
Kliemt: The Art of the State, State of the Art kliemt.htm  3
Laband: James M. Buchanan Outside The Classroom: A Former Student's Perspective laband.htm  5
Levy: Robust Institutions levy.pdf  3
Lewisch: Constitutional Economics and Choice of Law lewisch.htm  2
Liggio: Letter to Jim Buchanan liggio.htm  4
Littlechild: Buchanan and Shackle on Cost, Choice and Subjective Economics littlechild.htm  3
Machan: The Normative Basis of Economic Science machan.htm  2
Mandelstamm: My Slender Contribution mandelstamm.htm  4
Marmolo,Mehta: Miracles and Meltdowns - Reinventing Leviathan in East Asia marmolo.htm  2
Meiselman: Government Intertemporal Capital Management Decision Making meiselman.htm  2
Meltzer: To Jim at Eighty meltzer.htm  5
Miller: Preface from James M. Buchanan, Public Finance in Democratic Process: Fiscal Institutions and Individual Choice miller.htm  5
Morris: Perspectives from Philosophy morris.htm  5
Mottice: A Letter to James Buchanan mottice.htm  5
Mudambi, Navarra: Government Bargaining with Non-Unitary-Actor Parties and the Case of Italian Government Breakdowns  mudambi.htm  2
Mueller: What Ought to Be Taxed? mueller.htm  2
Müller,Tietzel: Merit Goods from a Constitutional Perspective     2
Nott: Very Few Men Have Done More nott.htm  5
Ott: A Personal Reminiscence ott.htm  2
Pauly: James Buchanan as a Health Economist pauly.htm  2
Pejovich: Immorality of the Transition Industry: The Case of Eastern Europe pejovich.htm  2
Plott: Mr. Buchanan - Some Episodes from the Life of a University of Virginia Graduate Student in the Early 1960s plott.htm  4
Reisman: Buchanan as a Conservative reisman.htm  5
Reynolds: Pareto Optimality and the Rule of Law reynolds.htm  2
Rhee: The National Debt Issue in Fiscal Exchange in Korea. - The Measurement of the Net Fiscal Burden by Income Classes rhee.htm  2
Richter: Transformation of Economic Systems richter.htm  2
Sabino: A personal Reminisciense About Jim Buchanan sabino.htm  4
Salinas: James M. Buchanan: A View from the Periphery salinas.htm  5
Schmidtchen: To Help or Not to Help: The Samaritan's Dilemma Revisited schmidtchen.htm  2
Schneider: The Role of a New International Monetary Institution After the EMU and After the Asian Crises: Some Preliminary Ideas Using Constitutional Economics schneider.htm  2
Shughart, Tollison: A Creative Theorist in His Workshop: James M. Buchanan as a Positive Economist shughart.htm  1
Stoddard: Right Thing, Right Way, Right Place stoddard.htm  4
Sugden: Blacksburg, Virginia: Summer, 1977 sudgen.htm  4
Swedenborg: A Personal Accounting of How Jimís Writings Have Influenced My Career and Thinking swedenborg.htm  4
Tanaka: Considerations of Constitutional Choice at Condominium Community tanaka.htm  2
Thompson: An Invisible Hand Theorem for Collectivists thompson.htm  2
Udagawa: Good Days with Professor James M. Buchanan in Virginia, Europe and Japan udagawa.htm  4
Vanberg: Constitutional Economics and Ethics Ė On the Relation Between Self-Interest and Morality vanberg.htm  2
van Lith: We Have the Euro. Now We Need Competing Education and Training Systems to Make It Strong, a European Capital Market for Investment in Education to Make Europe Competitive and Grow Together.  van_lith.htm  5
Vaughn: A Birthday Reminiscence vaughn.htm  4
Wagner: Austrian Cycle Theory: Saving the Wheat while Discarding the Chaff wagner.htm  2
Watrin: Will the Europeans Seize Their "Once-in-History Opportunity"? watrin.htm  3
West: First Encounters with James Buchananís Scholarship: A Personal Reminiscence west.htm  4
Willett: A Personal Reminiscence of James Buchanan willett.htm  4
Yandle: Anyone Over 50 is a "Damn Fool" yandle.htm  4
Yeager: James Buchanan's Influence: A Personal View yeager.htm  4
Yoon: The Voracity Effect Puzzle: Comment yoon.htm  2