Robert Leeson

Robert Leeson


Robert Leeson was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2006–2007.

Robert Leeson has written or edited over 25 books on schools of economic thought and their dominant individuals. He is the general editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series, Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics, and the co-editor (with Charles Palm) of The Collected Works of Milton Friedman. He plans to complete a multi-volume intellectual biography of Friedman by 2025.

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Milton Friedman on Freedom

by Milton Friedman with John B. Taylorvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, September 7, 2017

In this book, Robert Leeson and Charles Palm have assembled an amazing collection of Milton Friedman's best works on freedom. Even more amazing is that the selection represents only 1 percent of the 1,500 works by Friedman that Leeson and Palm have put online in a user-friendly format—and an even smaller percentage if you include their archive of Friedman's audio and television recordings, correspondence, and other writings.

Milton and Rose Friedman

He Saw It Coming

by Robert Leesonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 26, 2012

Many years ago, the great economist warned against euro euphoria and other economic train wrecks. As usual, he was right. By Robert Leeson.

The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Twenty years ago, John Taylor proposed a simple idea to guide monetary policy. Quickly the idea spread, not only through academia, but also to the trading floors of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve's boardroom in Washington. Now, two decades later, the Taylor rule remains a focal point for discussions of monetary policy around the world.

Complete the Revolution

by Robert Leesonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Milton Friedman wanted the government to spend taxpayers’ money just as the taxpayers themselves wished. Here’s a reform that would ensure the government did just that. By Robert Leeson.

Addicted to the Drug War

by Robert Leesonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The war on illegal drugs engenders corruption, terrorism, and family breakdown, weakening America while strengthening our enemies. By Robert Leeson.