© 2006 – Routledge
272 pages | 9 B/W Illus.
Important and celebrated economist Leland Yeager is one of the architects of the 'Virginia School' of political economy that has produced two Nobel laureates (James Buchanan and Ronald Coase) and the Public Choice movement.
A number of top class contributors have here been brought together to produce a festschrift in Yeager’s honor – edited by Roger Koppl, and including the aforementioned Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, David Colander, Deirdre McCloskey and Roger Garrison.
Contributors Preface and Acknowledgement 1. A Zeal for the Truth 2. The Yeager Mystique: A Profile of the Scholar as Teacher and Colleague 3. The Virginia Renaissance in Political Economy: The 1960s Revisited 4. Leland, A Personal Appreciation 5. Monopoly Politics and Its Unsurprising Effects 6. Good Ideas and Bad Regressions: The Sad State of Empirical Work in Public Choice 7. Pluralism, Formalism and American Economics 8. Leland’s Favourite Economists 9. The Genesis of an Idea: Classical Economics and the Birth of Monetary Disequilibrium Theory 10. The Macroeconomics of Money, Saving, and Investment 11. No-Name Money 12. Monetary Disequilibrium Theory and Austrian Macroeconomics: Further Thoughts on a Synthesis 13. Reflections on Reswitching and Roundaboutness 14. Leland Yeager’s Utilitarianism as a Guide to Public Policy 15. Ethnic Conflict and the Economics of Social Cooperation: Reflections on a Difficult Problem 16. The Legacy of Bismarck