George Mason University was the home of Nobel Laureate James Buchanan. Dr. Buchanan published ground breaking work in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy. He was the coauthor, with Gordon Tullock, of The Calculus of Consent and served as the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice until his death in 2013.
The Center for Study of Public Choice funds students interested in Virginia Political Economy and supports two public choice seminars a week: an academic colloquium and an informal lunch. The Virginia School of Political Economy examines a variety of other subjects giving George Mason a unique perspective. For example, the following classes incorporate public choice theory: Industrial/Organization, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Theory.