Donald J. Boudreaux

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Donald J. Boudreaux is Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, a position he has held since August 2001. He is also listed as a Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank. [1]

"Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997-2001); Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University (1992-1997); and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University (1985-1989). During the Spring 1996 semester he was an Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the Cornell Law School," a biographical note states. [2]

Trust Capitalism to Fix Climate Change

In August 2006 Boudreaux wrote an opinion column dismissing calls for government action on climate change. Referring to a recent New York Times report on increasing human longevity, Boudreaux attributes the change to the economic productivity of "capitalism." Turning to climate change, he argues that "it's a perfectly legitimate stance for truly reasonable people to conclude that the best policy regarding global warming is to neglect it -- and let capitalism continue to make us healthier and wealthier." [3]

Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2006

Contact Details

Telephone: (703) 993-1130
Facsimile: (703) 993-1133
Office: 339 Enterprise Hall
Mailing Address: Donald J. Boudreaux
Department of Economics
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
E-mail: dboudrea AT

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Biographical notes

Articles by Boudreaux