September 9, 2010

Dr. James Buchanan’s Contributions to Social Philosophy and Political Economy

James M. Buchanan

Nobel Laureate in Economic Science

Elinor Ostrom

Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University

Henry Manne

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. The panel discussion and presentation of the award took place in the Ballroom at the new Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, located on the GMU Fairfax Campus.  This event was co-hosted by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Liberty Fund, George Mason University’s Economics Department, and the Mercatus Center.

The panel discussion of Professor 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