Monday, January 22, 2007

Richard Musgrave Passed Away

Public Finance economist Richard Musgrave died Jan 15 at the age of 96.

Read the press release from Harvard University here.

Other than the textbook he wrote decades ago, which I had read as an undergraduate student and the content of which I have forgotten long ago, the excitment I got when I read this book while at graduate school is still with me till this day.

David Warsh on Musgrave; and here you can hear a debate between Jim Buchanan and Musgrave on public finance and public choice.

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