Alex T Tabarrok

Alex T Tabarrok

Alex T Tabarrok


Theory of voting, political economy, and empirical law and economics

Alexander Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is the editor of a number of books including Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society (with D. Beito and P. Gordon) and Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime. He is also co-author (with Daniel Klein) of the extensive web site on FDA policies and reform, Dr. Tabarrok's research includes papers in the theory of voting, political economy, and empirical law and economics.

He has published in the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Public Choice, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Health Economics and the American Law and Economics Review among many others.

Dissertations Supervised

Markus B. Bjoerkheim, Essays in Health Economics (2022)

Robert T. Omberg, Essays in Applied Microeconomics (2022)

James Freeman, Three Empirical Essays on Crime (2022)

Emily Hamilton, Three Essays on Land Use Regulations and Urban Outcomes (2020)

Anthony Good, Three Essays on Non-Market Valuation: Valuing the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (2020)

Justin Briggs, Three Essays in Empirical Economics: Data-intensive Methods Applied to Media Economics and Executive Compensation (2019)

Julia G. Clouse, Converting the Texts of the U.S. State Constitutions into Quantifiable Data: A Text Analytics Project (2019)

Robert Hazel, Three Essays in Aviation Economics (2019)

Brandon M. Pizzola, Essays on Regulation in the United States (2018)

Grant Lewis, Effects of Small Business Regulation on Firm-level Outcomes (2016)

Nicholas Bormann, Corporate Networks and Social Scandals: Private and Regulatory Influences on Executive Behavior (2015)

Nathan Goldschlag, Investigation in the Study of Innovation and Firm Dynamics: Computational Simulations, Declining Entrepreneurship, and Natural Language Processing (2015)

Shawn P. Miller, Are Software Patents Different? Evidence from the Empirical Analysis of Litigation (2012)

David Youngberg, Essays on Technological Development (2011)

Scott Wentland, An Economic Analysis of Political Beliefs in Tort and Criminal Law (2009)