College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

David Youngberg, Essays on Technological Development (2011)

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