Gordon Tullock is 90 years old today

by on February 13, 2012 at 1:09 am in Economics, History, Law | Permalink

1 John February 13, 2012 at 4:19 am

John,

Gordon Tullock is 90 today. Like Alchian a true great that has unfortunately been overlooked by the Nobels.

2 Graham Brownlow February 13, 2012 at 5:01 am

oops a message intended for a colleague came out here. Still I think Tullock, like Alchian, has been unfairly overlooked.

3 Mario Rizzo February 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Gordon Tullock was always nice to me. I can remember when I gave a talk at VPI many years ago (while on the job market) he was in the audience. I had been working on a dissertation concerning the effect of crime on property values. After presenting some theory, I presented empirical results. But I added that I didn’t think much of them but I had to do it to get my Ph.D. He loved it. I got the job, but went to NYU instead.

4 TGGP February 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

“Gordon Tullock was always nice to me”
Considering his famous insults, does that mean he didn’t care much for you?

5 Barkley Rosser February 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Happy birthday to Gordon!

6 Walter Sobchak February 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Sto Lat! Gordon Tullock

7 Joseph Ward February 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

wish i had seen him before he retired! happy birthday to one of the fathers of public choice

8 genghis khan February 14, 2012 at 2:45 am

any insight why prof. tullock didn’t win jointly with buchanan?
tullock never wrote a paper i didn’t enjoy reading.

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