Nobel Prize Winner James Buchanan
The author of numerous books, James Buchanan was known for combining the studies of economics and political science. He earned a master’s degree from UT in 1941, served as an economics professor at UT, a department head at Florida State University and the University of Virginia, a visiting professor at UCLA, and then went to Virginia Tech to head the Center for the Study of Public Choice. When he won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1986, Buchanan had joined the faculty of George Mason University and relocated his research center there. He died in Virginia in 2013.