Visiting Scholars

 

Public Choice Center Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

The Center has a long-standing tradition of encouraging visiting scholars from around the world and from various academic disciplines. Proposals are welcomed from those with established academic reputations and from budding young scholars with an interest in public choice and political economy research topics—loosely defined. Since 1983, the Center has hosted over 200 visiting scholars. The experience of many years shows that visiting scholars infuse fresh ideas and perspectives to the intellectual life of the Center and add greatly to a vibrant interchange of research interests.

 

2013 - 2014

  • Zhao "Jimi" Zijian is visiting from Yunnan University in Yunnan, China. Is in a PhD candidate at the Institute for Study of Cultural Industries.

 

2010

  • Frans deWaal visited from the Emory Department of Neuroscience and Animal Behavior. He came to GMU to speak on “The Age of Empathy.”
  •  Daniel Halvarsson visited from Sweden. He is pursuing a PhD and is the author of the blog What is Not Seen at whatisnotseen.wordpress.com
  •  Frank Kamionka visited from Germany.
  •  Tim Kane visited from the Kauffman Foundation. He is the author of Growthology blog www.growthology.org. His areas of study focus on economic freedom, entrepreneurship, and defense economics.

 

 

2009

  • Sung-NO Choi - Korea
  • Thomas J. Franz - Norway
  • Kazuyasu Kawasaki - Korea
  • Eiji Sumi - Japan

 

 

2007

  • Charles M. North is an associate professor of economics at Baylor University. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Baylor University, a J.D. from Duke University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. His areas of expertise are the economics of religion, labor economics, law and economics, and applied microeconomics. His work in the area of religion has focused on the effects of government regulation of religious markets and the linkages between religion and economic growth. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Southern Economic Journal and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

  • Raphaël Franck was an assistant professor at Bar Ilan University (Israel). Currently on leave, he is teaching econometrics and international economics here at George Mason University. In 2006, his articles were accepted in International Journal of Forecasting and Public Choice. He is currently working on issues related to judicial politics, political selection and the determinants of institutional reforms.

  • Ken-ichi Mizuta is a professor of Public Finance and Economic Policy at Nagoya Gakuin University. He is also in charge of all of the local Public Finance lectures for the master's course in economics. The theme of his year-long research project at the Center is a study on the Federal Grant System under Asymmetric Information.

 

2006

  • Paul Fadulu is a professor for Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Bucharest in Romania. He came to the Center to work on translating some studies and papers into English.
  • Raphaël Franck is an assistant professor at Bar Ilan University (Israel). Currently on leave, he is teaching econometrics and international economics here at George Mason University. In 2006, his articles were accepted in International Journal of Forecasting and Public Choice. He is currently working on issues related to judicial politics, political selection and the determinants of institutional reforms.
  • Haeng Bum Kim is from the Department of Public Administration, College of Social Sciences, South Korea Pusan National University. He came to the Center this year to study rent seeking and economic analysis of bureaucracy.
  • Morihiko Kinjo is an associate professor of the School of Political Science and Economics at the Tokai University in Japan. He worked on two projects during his time at the Center. The first was building a new type of computable general equilibrium model based on Public Choice framework. The other studying geosciences techniques for future research on the simulation of economic value of ecological resources.
  • Jun Ma Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Services. She took classes in Public Finance and Constitutional Economics and worked on a translation of Dr. Buchanan's Limits of Liberty.
  • Ken-ichi Mizuta is a professor of Public Finance and Economic Policy at Nagoya Gakuin University. He is also in charge of all of the local Public Finance lectures for the master's course in economics. The theme of his year-long research project at the Center is a study on the Federal Grant System under Asymmetric Information.
     

 

2005

  • Haeng Bum Kim, Department of Public Administration, College of Social Sciences, South Korea Pusan National University
  • Paul Faas, Oslo Business School, Norway
  • Paul Fudulu, Faculty for Political and Administrative Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Enrique Garcia Vinuela, Public Finance Department, University Complutensis of Madrid, Spain
  • Jac Heckelman, Associate Professor of Economics and McCulloch Family Fellow, Wake Forest University
  • Craig Heinicke, Department of Economics, Director, Baldwin-Wallace College Honors Program, Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Friedrich Heineman, Corporate Taxation and Public Finance Department, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Sooyoun Huang, College of Law and Political Science, Kyunsung University, Korea
  • Jun Ma, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Science

 

 

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

  • Ross Emmett, Augustan College
  • Arye Hillman, Bar Ilan University
  • Ali Khan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Hitoshi Kugenuma, Kyoto Gakuen University, Japan
  • Sandra Peart, Baldwin Wallace College
  • Pierre Salmon, Universite de Bourgogne
  • Mayumi Yamamoto, Hosei University, Japan

1999

  • Hakan Ay, Dokuz Eylul University
  • Oh-Hyun Chang, Dongguk University
  • Chung-ho Kim, Korean Center for Free Enterprise
  • Elizabetta Marmolo, Asian Bank, Manila, Philippines
  • Nimai Mehta, University of the Philippines
  • Il-Seop Rim, Seoul, Korea
  • Mustafa Sakal, Dokuz Eylul University
  • Weiyun Xu, China University, Beijing

1998

  • Dominik H. Enste, University of Linz
  • Juan D. Montoro-Pons, Universidad de Valencia
  • Shigeto Naka, Hiroshima City University, Japan
  • Francisco Garcia Sobrecases, Universidad de Valencia

1997

  • Dennis Coyle, Catholic University
  • Sanghack Lee, Kookmin University
  • Rudolf Richter, University of Saarlandes, Germany
  • Kenichi Sakakibara, Chiba University

1996

  • Max Albert, University of Konstance, Germany
  • Sebastiano Bavetta, University degli studi di Palermo, Italy
  • Peter Coughlin, University of Maryland
  • Anthony de Jasay, France
  • Gebhard Kirchgassner, University St. Gallen
  • Chrysosthomos Mantzavinos, Freiburg, Germany
  • Katsuyoshi Okui, Otemon Gukuin University, Japan
  • Taro Ozawa, Keio University, Japan
  • Akihito Udagawa, Meikai University, Japan
  • Attila Yayla, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Jesus M. Zaratiegui, University of Navarra, Spain

1995

  • Gordon Brady, Vienna, Virginia
  • Richard Gamble, Palm Beach Atlantic College
  • Bernd Hansjurgens, University of Marburg, Germany
  • John M. Mbaku, Webber State University
  • Pill-Woo Rhee, Kon-Kuk University, Korea
  • Martin van Hees, University of Twente, The Netherlands

1994

  • Gary Anderson, California State University, Northridge
  • Detlef Auf der Heide, University of Munster, Germany
  • Royall Brandis, University of Illinois
  • Charles H. Breeden, Marquette University, Milwaukee
  • Juan Carlos Gamazo, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Alan Hamlin, University of Southampton, England
  • Martin Leschke, University of Munster, Germany
  • Hans-Edi Loef, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Roger Sherman, University of Virginia

1993

  • Anand Gupta, Indian Institute of Management
  • Hiroo Harada, Senshu University, Japan
  • Jiro Obata, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Ingo Pies, Katholische Universitat Eichstatt, Germany
  • Yakir Plessner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

1992

  • Jordi Bacaria, Universitat de Barelona, Spain
  • Pamela Brown, University of California-Northridge
  • Young Back Choi, St. John’s University, New York
  • Bibekananda Das, Berhampur University, India
  • Mariateresa Fiocca, Libera University International, Italy
  • Paal Foss, Oslo Business School
  • David Gow, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Kazuyoshi Kurokawa, Hosei University, Japan
  • Giafranco Mossetto, University of Venice, Italy
  • Vitaly Naishul, Institute of Economic Research, Moscow
  • Rustem N. Nureev, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Dieter Schmidtchen, University of Saarbrucken
  • Birgir Thor Solvanson, University of Iceland
  • M.H. Tamaddon-Jahromi, University of Teheran, Iran
  • Stefan Voight, University of Freiburg, Germany

1991

  • Penelope J. Brook, CS First Boston New Zealand, Ltd.
  • Mary Farmer, University of Sussex, England
  • Vladimir Gligorov, Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Hiroyuki Kawanobe, Tokai University, Japan
  • Samson M. Kimenyi, University of Connecticut
  • Laura Pennacchi, Center for Economic Policy Research, Italy

1990

  • Hans Albert, University of Mannheim
  • Omer Arasil, Dokuz Eylul University
  • Arthur A. Fleisher III, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Paul Fudulu, University of Brasov, Romania
  • David Henderson, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Brooks Hull, University of Michigan
  • Peter Lewisch, University of Wien, Austria
  • Yojiro Oiwa, Tokyo International University
  • Jose Casa Pardo, Universidad de Valencia
  • Carlos Sabino, Universidad de Caracas
  • Javier Salinas, Universidad de Valladolid
  • Allan Schmid, Michigan State University
  • Bernard Steunenberg, University of Twente
  • Lazlo Urban, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Ulrich Van Lith, University of Duisburg
  • Karl Warneryd, Stockholm School of Economics

1989

  • Rino Battiato, Instituto di Finanza Pubblica, Italy
  • R.J. Bennett, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Arthur Fleisher, University of Delaware
  • Bruno Jeitziner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Christa Gruenwald Jeitziner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Uskali Maki, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Karol Soltan, University of Maryland
  • Sabri Tekir, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
  • Manfred Tietzel, University of Duisburg, Germany
  • Hannelore Weck-Hannemann, University of Konstanz, Austria

1988

  • George Ayittey, Bloomsburg State University
  • David I. Fand, Wayne State University
  • William J. Hunter, Marquette University
  • Glenn Parker, Florida State University
  • Andras Sajo, University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Noboru Sekiya, Tohoku Gakiun University, Japan
  • Eugenia Toma, University of Kentucky
  • Mark Toma, Miami University
  • Andrea Villani, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Vural Savas, Akayasa Mahkemesi, Turkey
  • Hiromi Teramoto, Matsusaka University, Japan
  • Fernando Toboso Lopez, University of Valencia, Spain

1987

  • Coskun Can Aktan, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
  • Salvatore Enrico Battiato, University of Catania, Italy
  • Eugenio Cerioni, University of Rome, Italy
  • Roger L. Faith, Arizona State University
  • Pedro Puy Fraga, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Bruno S. Frey, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Enrique Garcia-Ayaviri, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Brian L. Goff, Western Kentucky University
  • Barbara Krug, University of Saarbrucken, West Germany
  • Peter Moser, Hochshule St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • David A. Reese, Gustavus Aldophus College
  • David Schap, College of the Holy Cross
  • Ulrich Witt, University of Mannheim, West Germany
  • Akira Yokoyama, Josai University, Japan

1986

  • Roger D. Congleton, Clarkson College
  • Domenico da Empoli, Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali, Rome, Italy
  • Isaac Ehrlich, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Hartmut Kliemt, University of Frankfurt, West Germany
  • David Laband, Clemson University
  • David Reisman, University of Surrey, England
  • Arthur Seldon, Institute of Economic Affairs, London, England
  • Thomas Voss, University of Munich, West Germany

1985

  • Peter Bernholz, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Charles B. Blankart, Hochschule der Bundeswehr, West Germany
  • Alberto di Pierro, Rome, Italy
  • Susan K. Feigenbaum, Claremont McKenna College
  • Cay Folkers, University of Hohenheim, West Germany
  • Otto Gandenberger, University of Munchen, West Germany
  • Paolo Martelli, Milano, Italy
  • Manfred Neumann, University of Nurnburg, West Germany
  • Hartmut Picht, Hochschule fur Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer, West Germany
  • Wolfgang Weigel, University of Vienna, Austria

1984

  • Bunshiro Ando, Kwansei Gakuia University, Japan
  • Uri Ben-Zion, Technion University, Israel
  • Geoffrey Brennan, Australian National University
  • Michael A. Crew, Rutgers University
  • William R. Dougan, Dartmouth College and the Federal Trade Commission
  • Giuseppe Eusepi, Universita Degli Studi, Rome, Italy
  • Ann Harper-Fender, Gettysburg College
  • James L. Hudson, Northern Illinois University
  • Lester Hunt, University of Minnesota
  • Richard McKenzie, Clemson University
  • William Mitchell, University of Oregon
  • Hans Monissen, Justus-Liebig Universitat, West Germany
  • Jennifer Roback, Yale University
  • Uriel Spiegel, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Jan Tumlir, The G.A.T.T., Switzerland
  • Jack Wiseman, University of York, England
  • Tatsuo Yoshida, Kansai University, Japan

1983

  • Kuniomi Akagi, Aichi University, Japan
  • Robert Albon, Australian National University
  • Loren Lomasky, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Antonio Menduina, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Karl-Heinz Paque, University of Kiel, West Germany
  • Rudiger Pethig, University of Oldenburg, West Germany
  • Jonathan Pincus, Australian National University
  • Kiyokazu Tanaka, Sophia University, Japan
  • Viktor Vanberg, University of Munster, West Germany