A prolific and wide-ranging economist, the late Robert D. Tollison (1942-2016) published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles on subjects as different from each other as economic history, antitrust, professional basketball, and the Protestant Reformation. More of a theorist than a number-cruncher, he frequently collaborated with scholars adept in empirical methods, not only because he was aware of his own comparative advantages and limitations, but also because he thought up more ideas for journal articles than anyone could write about from start to finish alone.

William F. Shughart II is a Distinguished Research Advisor at the Independent Institute and the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
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Other Independent Review articles by William F. Shughart II
Spring 2023 FDR’s Gambit: The Court Packing Fight and the Rise of Legal Liberalism
Winter 2022/23 The Chevron Doctrine: Its Rise and Fall, and the Future of the Administrative State
Spring 2020 The Naked Emperor: Politics without Romance in The Calculus of Consent
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