Peter Leeson

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Peter T. Leeson is the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law and North American Editor of Public Choice

Dr. Leeson’s work studies the economics of non-market decision making. In 2019, he published a book with David Friedman and David Skarbek, Legal Systems Very Different from Ours, and several journal articles, including “Logic is a Harsh Mistress: Welfare Economics for Economists” in the Journal of Institutional Economics and “Do We Need Behavioral Economics to Explain Law?” in the European Journal of Law and Economics. Also in 2019, Leeson appeared on the Netflix series Explained.


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