June 3, 2020

Celebrating James Buchanan’s Contributions to Social Philosophy and Political Economy (2010 Event)

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In this archived episode of the Hayek Program Podcast from 2010, we revisit an event where Professor Emeritus of Economics at George Mason University and Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

This event was co-hosted by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Liberty Fund, the George Mason University Economics Department, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and took place at Mason’s Fairfax campus.

The panel discussion of Buchanan’s work was led by the Dean Emeritus of the GMU Law School, Henry Manne, who was joined by:
• Amartya K. Sen, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, 1998, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University
• Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, 2009, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
• James M. Buchanan, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, 1986, Professor Emeritus of Economics, George Mason University
• Alan G. Merten, Former President of George Mason University
• Daniel Houser, Professor of Economics, George Mason University
• Chris Talley, Former President & CEO of Liberty Fund (now the chairman of the board of trustees for the Winchester Foundation)