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In Memory of Gordon Tullock

Gordon Tullock, Professor Emeritus of Law, passed away on November 3, 2014 at the age of 92.

Tullock’s book The Calculus of Consent (1962), co-written with James Buchanan, is a founding text of public choice theory. Tullock authored 16 books and over 150 papers during his professional career. The School of Law recognized Tullock with an award for his outstanding contributions in the field of law and economics in 1996.

Before joining the School of Law, Tullock served as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Political Economy at the University of Virginia, Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of South Carolina, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, Professor of Economics and Political Science at Rice University, Professor of Economics and Public Choice and University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Holbert R. Harris University Professor at George Mason University, and Karl Eller Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of Arizona.

Tullock received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He held the office of President of the Public Choice Society, Southern Economic Association, Western Economic Association, and Atlantic Economic Society. He was a member of the American Political Science Review Hall of Fame.