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James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

This January, George Mason University lost one of the most esteemed figures in its history. James M. Buchanan, LLD (Hon.) ’87, distinguished professor emeritus of economics and advisory general director of the Center for Study of Public Choice, died at age 93 after a brief illness.

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Angner Studies Impact of Illness on Happiness

Angner Studies Impact of Illness on Happiness

Erik Angner, associate professor of philosophy, economics, and public policy, is the lead author on a new study that looks at the degree to which disease is linked to measures of happiness. The study, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, has some surprising results.

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An Interview with Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein

An Interview with Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein

The George Mason University Newsdesk caught up with Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, at the end of his first year at Mason to see how he felt he fared as a first-time teacher — and how his students measured up to his expectations.

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Cowen's New Book Brings Feedback to the Table

Cowen's New Book Brings Feedback to the Table

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen put his two passions - economics and food - together in his recent book, "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies." His work drew an abundance of media feedback, some of which is collected here.

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