The Center's international reputation for scholarship derives from the prolific publication record of its research associates. Deeply imbedded in the Center's culture is a "seat-to-the-chair” philosophy—to paraphrase Professor James M. Buchanan—that places primary emphasis on writing books for major academic presses and articles for leading professional journals. This philosophy has borne considerable fruit over the past two decades at George Mason. More than 200 books (view a complete listing) have been published by Center faculty. In addition, Center-affiliated faculty have published thousands of articles in academic journals.




Tim Groseclose: Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Pub., 2014.

Peter Leeson: Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better than You Think. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


John Nye: Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development (edited by Avner Greif, Lynne Kiesling , and John V. C. Nye). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.