Richard E. Wagner

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Richard Wagner
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Richard Wagner
Born (1941-04-28) April 28, 1941 (age 75)
Nationality United States
Field Economics, Public Choice
School or
Public Choice school
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Richard E. Wagner (born April 28, 1941) is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He works primarily in the fields of public finance and public choice.

Wagner received his doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia, studying under James M. Buchanan. Wagner's work centers on the notion that macroeconomic phenomena are emergent, rather than being objects of choice. In addition to Buchanan, major influences on his thought include Carl Menger, Thomas Schelling, and scholars of the Italian school of public finance. [1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Fiscal Organization of American Federalism (1971)
  • "Revenue Structure, Fiscal Illusion, and Budgetary Choice" in Public Choice vol. 25, no. 1 (1976)
  • "Institutional Constraints and Local Community Formation" in American Economic Review vol. 66, no. 2 (1976)
  • Democracy in Deficit: The Political Legacy of Lord Keynes (co-authored with Buchanan) (1977)
  • Public Finance: Revenues and Expenditures in a Democratic Society (1983)
  • To Promote the General Welfare: Market Processes vs. Political Transfers (1989)
  • The Economics of Smoking (co-authored with Robert Tollison) (1991)
  • "Romance, Realism, and Economic Reform" (co-authored with Tollison) in Kyklos vol. 44, no. 1 (1991)
  • Trade Protection in the United States (co-authored with Charles Rowley and Willem Thorbecke) (1995)
  • Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance (2007)

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