Robert D. Tollison, RIP

tollisionThe great Robert Tollison has passed. No one was better than him at seeing the implications of a theory and finding a way to test it. He always had ideas, many adopted by GMU graduate students. A pioneer of sportometrics, public choice, public choice and antitrust, economics and religion, the economic analysis of economists and many other areas.

Bob was an immensely productive scholar with at least 12 books as author or co-author, 22 edited collections, 7 editions of a textbook, 110 articles in books, 220 journal articles, 44 journal notes/comments…and more. He was also senior editor at Public Choice for 17 years and he held positions in government as a Senior Staff Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1971-72) and Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission (1981-83).

Bob had many, many students.

I will post links to remembrances here.

Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek.

Mark Thornton.

Bryan Caplan.

Ed Lopez.

Peter Boettke’s excellent remarks.

David Henderson.

Bobby McCormick.

Skip Sauer.


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