ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Before joining George Mason University in 1988, Richard E. Wagner served
on the faculties of Florida State University, Auburn University, Virginia Tech, Tulane University, and the University of California at Irvine. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia in 1966, with a dissertation written under the super- vision of James M. Buchanan, the 1986 Nobel laureate in economics. Besides his academic duties at George Mason University, which have included the supervision of 37 doctoral dissertations, Wagner served six years as department chairman and twelve years as director of graduate studies. His scholarly writings include some 35 books and monographs and around 200 scholarly papers. Within that body of work are several works on federalism, along with a large number of related writings on political economy and public policy.