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Christopher Coyne

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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.

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Inequality Serves a Social and Economic Purpose

The FedU.S. EconomyPraxeologyProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

11/11/2002Mises Daily Articles
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?


09/01/2000The Free Market
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 to profit-taking by...
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World-Bank Schism

Global Economy

07/20/2000Mises Daily Articles
Two camps are arguing about development economics. Both are wrong, says Christopher Coyne.
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The Role of the Economist in Economic Development

Global Economy

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
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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The Forgotten Contribution: Murray Rothbard on Socialism in Theory and in Practice

Calculation and Knowledge

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This paper documents and articulates Murray N. Rothbard’s contribution to our understanding of the theory and practice of socialism.


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