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This volume presents a collection of Buchanan’s most representative works in economic method and analysis. As Robert D. Tollison points out in his foreword, “[Included] in this volume are some of [Buchanan’s] most often cited works on methodology, including papers reflecting his emphasis on the subjective nature of opportunity costs and the implications of this subjectivity for economic analysis.”<br><BR><BR><br>The works collected in this volume also demonstrate Buchanan’s interest throughout his career in the ideas and issues posed by economic theory. Buchanan shows throughout this volume that he believes economic theory can help explain the world around us.<br><BR><BR><br>Spanning nearly his entire fifty-year career, Buchanan’s writings in this volume exhibit a consistency of thought and belief as ideas recur from paper to paper, ever richer and more resonant.<br><BR><BR><br>The thirty-six works represented here are grouped into the major categories:<BR><br>1.The Practice and Method of Economic Theory<BR><br>2.Competition and Entrepreneurship<BR><br>3.The Theory of Monopoly<BR><br>4.Input Prices<BR><br>5.Opportunity Cost and Efficient Prices<BR><br>6.Increasing Returns and the Work Ethic<BR><br>7.Economic Theory in a Post-Socialist World<BR><br><BR><br>Clearly, these papers as a whole reflect a broad range of issues and provide us with countless insights. More than this, they give us a picture of the theorist in his workshop. They acquaint us with what interests him and how he deals with important issues.<br><BR><BR><br>In his conclusion to the opening essay, “Is Economics the Science of Choice?” Buchanan typifies the richness of thought available throughout this volume: “Modern economics, as practiced by professional scholars, embodies confusions that are fundamentally methodological. For myself, I advance no claim that my own thinking has yet fully rid itself of the paradigms of neoclassical orthodoxy.”<br><BR><BR><br><B>James M. Buchanan</B> is an eminent economist who won the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986 and is considered one of the greatest scholars of liberty in the twentieth century.<br><BR><BR><br>The entire series will include:<BR><BR><br><p class="textbasic"><a href="details.asp?displayID=1696">Volume 1</a>: <I>The Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1725">Volume 2</a>: <I>Public Principles of Public Debt </i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1593">Volume 3</a>: <I>The Calculus of Consent </i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1724">Volume 4</a>: <I>Public Finance in Democratic Process</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1607">Volume 5</a>: <I>The Demand and Supply of Public Goods</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1602">Volume 6</a>: <I>Cost and Choice</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1693">Volume 7</a>: <I>The Limits of Liberty</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1610">Volume 8</a>: <I>Democracy in Deficit</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1722">Volume 9</a>: <I>The Power to Tax</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1731">Volume 10</a>: <I>The Reason of Rules</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1720">Volume 11</a>: <I>Politics by Principle, Not Interest</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1618">Volume 12</a>: <I>Economic Inquiry and Its Logic</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1719">Volume 13</a>: <I>Politics as Public Choice</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1606">Volume 14</a>: <I>Debt and Taxes</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1634">Volume 15</a>: <I>Externalities and Public Expenditure Theory</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1597">Volume 16</a>: <I>Choice, Contract, and Constitutions</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1701">Volume 17</a>: <I>Moral Science and Moral Order</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1637">Volume 18</a>: <I>Federalism, Liberty, and the Law</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?displayID=1672">Volume 19</a>: <I>Ideas, Persons, and Evennts</i> <br><br><a href="details.asp?

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