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 2021 he published, for example, “Externality and Covid-19” (with Louis Rouanet) in the Southern Economic Journal, “Trading with the Dead” in the Review of Law and Economics, and “Public Choice and Public Health” (with Henry Thompson) in Public Choice. Also in 2021, Leeson’s research was featured in popular media, such as Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics Radio podcast People I (Mostly) Admire. Since June 2020, CGP Grey’s YouTube adaptation of Leeson’s book The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates has been viewed more than 11 million times.

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