Tuesday, September 04, 2007

My Mentor

In reviewing this book written by my former thesis advisor Richard Wagner, Peter Boettke wrote in the Austrian Economists :

"Wagner is perhaps the best political economist in the Viriginia School tradition, and he is amazingly creative in the way he utlizes the history of ideas (in politics, philosophy, sociology, and economics) and contemporary streams of research (Austrian, public choice, new institutional, economic sociology, agent based computational modeling, emergence studies, etc.) to address the intricate matrix of institutions and human behavior that produce social order."

Wagner was a student of Nobel Laureate Jim Buchanan and he once told me he was Ronald Coase's, another Nobel Laureate, research assistant while at graduate school.


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