Books Category: Economics

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The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy By James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock
Foreword by Robert D. Tollison


The Calculus of Consent was co-authored by Buchanan with Gordon Tullock, with whom Buchanan collaborated on many books and academic enterprises throughout their careers. As Robert D. Tollison states in the foreword, “[this book] is a radical departure from the way democracies conduct their business. The Calculus is already a book for the ages.”

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Can Capitalism Survive? By Benjamin A. Rogge


Benjamin A. Rogge—late Distinguished Professor of Political Economy at Wabash College—was a representative of that most unusual species: economists who speak and write in clear English. He forsakes professional jargon for clarity and logic—and can even be downright funny. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the philosophy of freedom, the nature of economics, the business system, labor markets, money and inflation, the problems of cities, education, and what must be done to ensure the survival of free institutions and capitalism.

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Choice, Contract, and Constitutions By James M. Buchanan
Foreword by Robert D. Tollison


Constitutional political economy is the theme of the papers collected in this volume. This entire area of contemporary economic thought is a legacy of James M. Buchanan.

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The Collected Works of Armen A. Alchian By Armen A. Alchian
Edited and with an Introduction by Daniel K. Benjamin


Liberty Fund is proud to present, in two volumes, The Collected Works of Armen A. Alchian, bringing together Alchian’s most influential essays, articles, editorials, and lectures to provide a comprehensive record of his thinking on a broad range of topics in economics.

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The Collected Works of Arthur Seldon By Arthur Seldon
Edited by Colin Robinson


The Collected Works of Arthur Seldon spans 65 years of Seldon’s influential thought and includes all his pivotal works that helped to shape current economic thought. His arguments are as compelling and relevant today as they were over a half century ago.

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The Collected Works of Henry G. Manne By Henry G. Manne
Fred S. McChesney, General Editor
Stephen Bainbridge, Henry Butler, and Jonathan Macey, Volume Editors

Economics Law

As the founder of the Center for Law and Economics at George Mason University and dean emeritus of the George Mason School of Law, Henry G. Manne is one of the founding scholars of law and economics as a discipline. This three-volume collection includes articles, reviews, and books from more than four decades, featuring Wall Street in Transition, which redefined the commonly held view of the corporate firm.

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The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan By James M. Buchanan
Forewords by Geoffrey Brennan, Hartmut Kliemt, and Robert D. Tollison


This monumental twenty-volume series presents the writings of James M. Buchanan, one of the great twentieth-century scholars of liberty. Buchanan, the Nobel laureate in Economics in 1986, has much wisdom to offer—not just to academics and economists—but to all who seek to understand the challenges and opportunities of governance in our age.

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Collected Works of John Stuart Mill By John Stuart Mill

Economics Political Thought

Liberty Fund is pleased to make available in paperback eight of the original thirty-three cloth volumes of the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill that were first published by the University of Toronto Press that remain most relevant to liberty and responsibility in the twenty-first century. Born in London in 1806 and educated at the knee of his father, the Scottish philosopher James Mill, John Stuart Mill became one of the nineteenth century’s most influential writers on economics and social philosophy.

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Commerce and Government Considered in Their Mutual Relationship By Etienne Bonnot, Abbé de Condillac
Translated by Shelagh M. Eltis, with an Introduction by Shelagh M. Eltis and Walter Eltis

Economics Political Thought

French philosopher Abbé de Condillac produced perhaps the most original contributions to eighteenth-century economics. His conclusions as to the desirability of removing barriers to free trade and of competitive market economies mirrored Smith’s, published three months later.

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Commerce, Culture, and Liberty : Readings on Capitalism Before Adam Smith Edited by Henry C. Clark

Economics Political Thought

This collection of thirty-seven readings (from thirty-three writers) brings together some of the most significant pre–Adam Smith writings on the political and cultural dimensions of capitalism. To modern readers, these seventeenth- and eighteenth-century discussions of commerce and economic life in general are surprising because they are so closely integrated with current moral and cultural issues. Part of the value of this book is in reminding us that many of our own concerns are not without precedent and earlier reflection.

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Competition and Entrepreneurship By Israel M. Kirzner
Edited and with an Introduction by Peter J. Boettke and Frédéric Sautet


Competition and Entrepreneurship defines Israel M. Kirzner’s unique contribution to the economics profession. Pointing out the shortcomings of the traditional microeconomic model, Kirzner offers an alternative and complementary view, which illuminates and enriches the way economists think of the market process. Kirzner develops a theory of the market process that focuses on the role of the pure entrepreneurial element in human action.

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Competition, Economic Planning, and the Knowledge Problem By Israel M. Kirzner
Edited and with an Introduction by Peter J. Boettke and Frédéric Sautet


No other economist in recent times has been so closely identified with the Austrian School of economics as Israel M. Kirzner, professor emeritus of economics at New York University. A leader of the generation of Austrian economists after Ludwig von Mises and F. A. Hayek, Kirzner has been recognized as one of the minds behind the revival of entrepreneurship and market process theory in the twentieth century.

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