Peter T. Leeson
is BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and he has been a fellow at the London School of Economics and Harvard University.
Professor Leeson received First Prize for the 2007 Olive W. Garvey Fellowships, and his books include The Legacy of Ludwig von Mises: Theory and History, The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates, History's Most Notorious Criminals
, and Media, Institutional Change, and Economic Development
. His scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Legal Studies, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Law and Economics, Public Choice, Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Issues, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Private Enterprise, Journal of International Peace Operations, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Labor Research, Southern Economic Journal, Review of Social Economy, Constitutional Political Economy, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Review of Political Economy, Critical Review, Journal of Institutional Economics, Kyklos, Journal of Markets and Morality
, and Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice