James McGill Buchanan Jr. (born October 3, 1919) is an economist most renowned for his work on Public Choice Theory, and who won the 1986 Nobel prize in Economic Science. He has long been professor at George Mason University. His work in economics included a rigorous analysis of the theory of logrolling.
His book The Calculus of Consent is considered to be one of the classic works that founded the discipline of public choice in economics and political science.
List of publications
Public Principles of Public Debt: A Defense and Restatement
The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy 1962 (with Gordon Tullock)
Public Finance in Democratic Process: Fiscal Institutions and Individual Choice
The Demand and Supply of Public Goods
Cost and Choice: An Inquiry in Economic Theory
The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan
Democracy in Deficit: The Political Legacy of Lord Keynes (with Richard E. Wagner)
The Power to Tax: Analytical Foundations of a Fiscal Constitution (with Geoffrey Brennan)
The Reason of Rules: Constitutional Political Economy (with Geoffrey Brennan)