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Gordon Tullock
Born(1922-02-13)February 13, 1922
Rockford, Illinois
DiedNovember 3, 2014(2014-11-03) (aged 92)
Des Moines, Iowa
NationalityUnited States
FieldsLaw and economics
Public choice theory
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
InfluencesHenry Calvert Simons
Duncan Black
Ludwig von Mises

Gordon Tullock (February 13, 1922 – November 3, 2014) was an American economist and a Professor of Law and Economics at the George Mason University School of Law. He was best known for his work on public choice theory. The theory was about political science and political issues. He is one of the founding figures in his field.[1]

Tullock was born in Rockford, Illinois. He was raised in Chicago. Tullock studied at the University of Chicago. He worked with fellow economist James M. Buchanan.

On November 3, 2014, Tullock died in Des Moines, Iowa. He was aged 92.


  1. Public Choice, Vol. 71, [1], 1991. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.

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