Peter Leeson

Peter Leeson

Peter T. Leeson is the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University and the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism. He is also the North American Editor of Public Choice and a Senior Scholar of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Dr. Leeson's work studies the economics of non-market decision making, in particular, law and legal systems. He published numerous articles in 2016, such as "Witch Trials" (with J. Russ) in the Economic Journal.

Dr. Leeson's latest book, WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird, uses rational choice theory to explain the world's most bizarre and shocking social practices. Steve Levitt calls it "Freakonomics on steroids," and Tim Harford says "It's one of most original books I've ever read." WTF?! will be published in October 2017 and is available for preorder on his website.

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