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Christopher Coyne

Works Published inThe Free MarketQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Christopher J. Coyne (born 1977) is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. He also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Economics at GMU.

The Role of the Economist in Economic Development

We have provided a reconsideration of the role of the economist in economic development. In doing so, we first considered the evolution of development economics

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Inequality Serves a Social and Economic Purpose

Mises DailyNovember 11, 2002
In a market society, any distinction of classes only serves to represent some snapshot in time as movement between classes is continually fluctuating, writes Christopher Coyne. This is in stark contrast to the non-market caste system where affiliation with a class or caste is hereditary and largely...

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Oil or Tax Gouging?

JournalsSeptember 1, 2000
The economic ignorance of politicians and bureaucrats never surprises me, and the recent events concerning rising oil prices are no different. Recently Sen. Dick Durbin (D- Illinois) accused the oil industry of "gouging" the public stating "It's an increase directly attributable...

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World-Bank Schism

Mises DailyJuly 20, 2000
Two camps are arguing about development economics. Both are wrong, says Christopher Coyne.

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Barnett's New View

BlogFebruary 28, 2004

From Eric Knauer: In the preface of Randy Barnett's new book, Restoring the Lost Constitution, he states:

"In his best-known work, No Treason, Lysander Spooner argued that the Constitution of the United States was illegitimate because it was...

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