Donald J Boudreaux

Donald J Boudreaux

Donald J Boudreaux


Making economics clear and compelling to broad audiences, teaching, international trade, antitrust, law and economics, public choice

Professor Donald J. Boudreaux was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from August 2001 to August 2009. Previously, he was Director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice; president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997-2001); Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University (1992-1997); and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University (1985-1989).

During the Spring 1996 semester he was an Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the Cornell Law School. His PhD in economics is from Auburn University (1986) and his law degree is from the University of Virginia (1992).

He has lectured, in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe, on a wide variety of topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law and economics, and international trade. He is published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, The Washington Times, The Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal, and several scholarly journals such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

He is the author of Globalization (Greenwood Press, 2008) and has a blog (with Russ Roberts) entitled Cafe Hayek.

Dissertations Supervised

Jonathan Murphy, Costs, Networks, and Experts (2022)

Stephen G. Zimmer, Three Essays on the Economics of Human Capital (2022)

Paul F. Sander, A Critical Examination of the Normative Perspectives Implicit in the Work of the Founding Fathers of the Law and Economics Movement (2020)

Joshua S. Ingber, Three Essays on Inflationary Monetary Policy and Political Economy (2020)

Linan Peng, Essays on Development of China (2019)

Mark Lutter, Three Essays on Proprietary Cities (2016)

Rutger Van Bergem, The Micro and Macro Economics of Bad Bankruptcy (2016)

Ronald J. Baty, Uncertainty and Bias in Global Warming (2012)

Ninos Malek, Three Essays in Economics Education: An Overview of the Research and Two Studies on the Effectiveness of Alternative Teaching Methods and the Influence of Ethics in the Classroom on Economics Knowledge and Political Philosophy (2010)

Clair Smith, The Structure of Higher Education (2009)

Clair Smith, The Effects of the Organization of Higher Education on Incentives and Performance (2008)

Zhaofeng Xue, On Reasonable Antitrust Concern (2008)

Daniel Lin, Asset Specificity and Network Control of Television Programs (2007)