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James M. Buchanan

Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
1. James M. Buchanan Marker
Inscription.  James Buchanan taught at Florida State University from 1951-56. An economist renowned for his work on public choice theory, Buchanan won the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making. He has long been a professor with the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University.
 
Erected by Florida State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
 
Location. 30° 26.691′ N, 84° 18.303′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from West Call Street east of Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Florida State University campus, along the Nobel Laureate Walk on the east side of the Medical Research Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Harold W. Kroto (a few steps from this marker); John Robert Schrieffer
James M. Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
2. James M. Buchanan Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Robert Sanderson Mulliken (a few steps from this marker); Konrad Emil Bloch (a few steps from this marker); Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (within shouting distance of this marker); Hippocrates (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Gorrie (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk
 
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1. James McGill Buchanan Jr. (Wikipedia). James Buchanan was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory (included in his most famous work, co-authored with Gordon Tullock, The Calculus of Consent, 1962), for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how politicians' and bureaucrats' self-interest, utility maximization, and other non-wealth-maximizing considerations affect their decision-making. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
3. Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk
James M. Buchanan memorial visible in right background.
 

2. James M. Buchanan. Among his other books are The Demand and Supply of Public Goods (1968); Theory of Public Choice: Political Applications of Economics (1972), ed. with Robert D. Tollison; Democracy in Deficit: The Political Legacy of Lord Keynes (1977), with Richard E. Wagner; The Power to Tax (1980), with Geoffrey Brennan; Better than Plowing and Other Personal Essays (1992), an autobiography; and Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative: The Normative Vision of Classical Liberalism (2006). (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
4. James M. Buchanan Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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