Awards & Winners

James M. Buchanan

Date of Birth 03-October-1919
Place of Birth Murfreesboro
(Rutherford County, Tennessee, Area codes 615 and 629)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as James McGill Buchanan, Jr.
Profession Economist
James McGill Buchanan, Jr. was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how politicians' self-interest and non-economic forces affect government economic policy. He was a member of the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and professor at George Mason University.

Awards by James M. Buchanan

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
(for his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making)