College of Humanities and Social Sciences

John V.C. Nye

John V.C. Nye

John V.C. Nye


Economic history, new institutional economics

Professor Nye is the holder of the Frederic Bastiat Chair in Political Economy at the Mercatus Center. He is a specialist in British and French economic history, and the new institutional economics. He was a founding member of the International Society for the New Institutional Economics and has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. With John Drobak, he was co-editor of Frontiers in the New Institutional Economics. He has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a visiting professor at Stanford University. He is a regular visiting professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. His latest book, War, Wine, and Taxes, has just appeared from Princeton University Press.

Dissertations Supervised

Andrew Wallen, The Blessings of Security: Economic Consequences of Conflict (2011)

Nakul Kumar, The Political Economy of Indian Disaster Relief (2012)

Helen Yang, Land and Peasants in Late Imperial China: An Economic Analysis (2013)

Meng Xue, Essays on Culture, Human Capital and Development in China (2015)

Aaron M. Honsowetz, Federal Preemption and Deregulation of the United States Telegraph Industry (2015)