Academic articles

  1. “They never walked alone. Workshops, seminars, conferences and the making of Virginia Political Economy” (with P.J. Boettke and S. Stein), Revue d’Économie Politique, forthcoming.
  2. Retrospectives: James Buchanan: Clubs and Alternative Welfare Economics”, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2021, 35 (3), 243-256
  3. Teaching economics, defending the free market and justifying government intervention: The ABCs of Buchanan’s political economy”, Review of Austrian Economics, online 5 July 2021.
  4. Big data and big techs: understanding the value of information in platform capitalism”, (with A. Nicita and G. B. Ramello), European Journal of Law and Economics,
  5. A Theory of Instrumental and Existential Rational Decisions: Smith, Weber, Mauss, Tönnies after Martin Buber” (with E. Khalil), Theory and Decision (forthcoming).
  6. “Other-Regarding Preferences: The Poverty of the Self/Other Dichotomy” (with E. Khalil), Social Theory and Practice, 47 (2), 265-298.
  7. The scope for the strategic use of scandals” (with G. Grolleau and N. Mzoughi)”, Kyklos, 2020, 73 (4), 524-542.
  8. Scandals: A ‘reset button’ to drive change?” (with G. Grolleau Gilles and N. Mzoughi), Organizational Dynamics, online 9 August 2020.
  9. Justice without romance.The history of the economic analyses of judges behavior – 1960- 1993”, (with A. Melcarne and G. Ramello), Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2020, 42 (2), 261-282.
  10. How Buchanan’s concern for the South shaped his first academic works”, Public Choice, 2020, 183 (3-4), 247–271.
  11. “The Origins of Buchanan’s Views on Federalism, Chicago 1946-1947”, Journal of Institutional Economics, 2020, 16 (3), 319-335.
  12. “Buchanan, Popular Myths and the Social Responsibility of Economists”, Southern Economic Journal, 2020, 86 (4), 1613-1629.
  13. How Wicksell became important for Buchanan: a historical account of a (relatively) slow epiphany”, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, 2020, online January 2020.
  14. Retrospectives: Tragedy of the Commons After 50 Years”, (with B. M. Frischmann and G. B. Ramello), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2019, 33 (4), 211-228.
  15. Law, economics and Calabresi on the future of law and economics”, (with G. Ramello), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2019, 48 (1), 65–76.
  16. Buchanan and public finance: The Tennessee years”, Review of Austrian Economics, 2019, 32 (1), 21-46.
  17. The economic importance of judicial institutions, their performance and the proper way to measure them” (with A. Melcarne and G. Ramello), Journal of Institutional Economics, 2019, 15 (1), 81-98.
  18. “The Sound of Silence: A Review Essay of Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” (with J.-B. Fleury), Journal of Economic Literature, 2018, 56(4), 1492–1537.
  19. “An Introduction to Juergen Backhaus’s ”Lawyers’ economics vs. economic analysis of law””, Munich Social Science Review, New Series, 2018, 2, 5-8.
  20. The social cost problem, rights and the (non)empty core” (with S. Gonzalez and P. Solal), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2018, DOI: 10.1111/jpet.12334.
  21. The Making of a Constitutionalist: James Buchanan on Education” (with J.-B. Fleury), History of Political Economy, 2018, 50 (3), 511-548 (Craufurd Goodwin Award for Best Article in the History of Economics 2019).
  22. Why Stigler’s Coase theorem is Stiglerian after all? A Methodological Explanation”, Research in the History of Economic Thought & Methodology, 2018, 36A, 127 155.
  23. A Theory of Tasteful and Distasteful Transactions” (with E. Khalil), Kyklos, 2018, 1, 110–131.
  24. How status seeking may prevent Coasean bargaining” (with G. Grolleau and N. Mzoughi), Review of Law and Economics, 2018, 14 (2), (DOI: 10.1515/rle-2016-0036).
  25. De nouveaux éclairages sur le théorème de Coase et la vacuité du cœur” (with S. Gonzalez), Revue d’économie Politique, 2017, 127 (4), 585-606.
  26. The distance between Buchanan’s “An Economic Theory of Clubs” and Tiebout’s “A Pure Theory of Local Public Expenditures”. New insights based on an unpublished manuscript” (with P. Boettke), European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2017 (2): 205-237.
  27. Museums, Property Rights, and Photographs of Works of Art. Why Reproduction Through Photograph Should Be Free ” (with N. Moureau), Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, 2016, 13 (1), 1-28.
  28. The perils of government enforcement” (with R. Romaniuc, K. Farrow, and L. Ibanez), Public Choice, 2016, 166 (1), 161-182.
  29. Buchanan’s non-coercive economics for self-interested individuals: ethics, small groups and the social contract”, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2016, 38 (1), 1-20.
  30. “Accident costs, resource allocation and individual rationality: Blum, Kalven, and Calabresi” (with R. Romaniuc), European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2015, 22 (6), 1084-1114.
  31. “Buchanan on pro-social behaviors: Why is ethics necessary”, Œconomia, 2015, 5(3): 295-311.
  32. “The Consent Dilemma in Libertarian Paternalism”, Homo Œconomicus, 2015, 32 (2): 287-292.
  33. “The Past, Present and Future of Virginia Political Economy” (with P. Boettke), Public Choice, 2015, 163 (1-2): 53-65.
  34. Understanding The Problem of Social Cost” (with B. Frischmann), Journal of Institutional Economics, 11 (1), 2015, 11: 2, 329-352.
  35. “Consent, choice and Guido Calabresi’s Heterodox Economic Analysis Of Law” (with G. Ramello), Law and Contemporary Problems, 2014, 77, 97-116.
  36. “Ronald Coase: An Obituary”, History of Economic Ideas, 2013, XXI (2), 11-27.
  37. “Becker and Posner: Freedom of Speech and Public Intellectualship” (with J.-B. Fleury), History of Political Economy, 2013, 45 (suppl), 254-278.
  38. “Buchanan on Market Imperfections, Voluntary Cooperation, and Externalities”, History of Political Economy, 2013, 45 (2), 223-254.
  39. “How far an Austrian law and economics should be Posnerian? A comment on Peter Leeson”, Review of Austrian Economics, 2012, 25 (4), 351-354.
  40. “Optimization, path dependence and the law: Can judges promote efficiency?” (with E. Khalil), International Review of Law and Economics, 2012, 32 (1), 72-82.
  41. “Guido Calabresi’s Economic Analysis of Law, Coase and the Coase theorem”, International Review of Law and Economics, 2012, 32 (1), 110-118.
  42. “L’analyse économique du droit. Éléments de rupture et de continuité des années 1970 à aujourd’hui” (with S. Harnay), Économie Publique, 2011 1/2, 71-92.
  43. “Buchanan on externalities: An exercise in applied subjectivism”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 80 (2), 2011, 280-289.
  44. “Seeking rents through class actions and legislative lobbying : a comparison” (with S. Harnay) European Journal of Law and Economics, 2011, 32 (2), 293-304.
  45. “Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy: A Reaction to the Letter to the Queen”, Homo Œconomicus, 2010, 27(3), 365-367.
  46. “Machiavelli’s Possibility Hypothesis” (with Manfred Holler), AUCO-Czech Economic Review, 2010, 4 (1), 18-31.
  47. “The Equivalence of Neo-Darwinism and Walrasian Equilibrium: In Defense of Organismus economicus” (with E. Khalil), Biology and Philosophy, 2010, 25, 229-248.
  48. “Should I help my Neighbor? Self-interest, Altruism and Economic Analyses of Rescue Laws” (with S. Harnay), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2009, 28, 103-131.
  49. “Why Hayek is a Darwinian (after all)? Hayek and Darwin on social evolution”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 2009, 71, 52-61.
  50. “Posner, Economics and the Law: From Law and Economics to an Economic Analysis of Law” (with S. Harnay), Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2009, 31 (2), 215-232.
  51. “Buchanan’s critique of Robbins Definition of Economics”, Journal of Economic Methodology, 2009, 16 (2), 125-138.
  52. “Buchanan’s Constitutional Political Economy: Exchange vs. Choice in Economics and in Politics”, Constitutional Political Economy, 2009, 20, 42-56.
  53. “Economists on Darwin’s theory of human nature”, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2007, 14 (4), 681-700.
  54. “Exchange and Value in Law and Economics, Buchanan and Posner compared”, Review of Austrian Economics, 2007, 20 (2/3), 187-200.
  55. “How the Court Made a Federation of the EU” (with J.-M. Josselin), Review of International Organisation, 2007, 2, 59-75 .
  56. “David Hume’s model of man: Classical Political Economy as ’Inspired’ political economy”, Review of Social Economy, 2006, 64 (3), 369-386.
  57. “Where Economics and Philosophy Meet,” Economic Journal, (with Peter Boettke et al), 2006, 116, F306-F325.
  58. “Non-benevolence, sympathy and the proper role of government. From new political economy back to old political economy”, The Economic Theory of Government (ed by P. Boettke and S. Medema), History of Political Economy (Annual Supplement), 2005, 37, 43-70.
  59. “Judicial conformity versus dissidence: an economic analysis of judicial precedent” (with S. Harnay), International Review of Law and Economics, 2004, 23, 405-420.
  60. “Federalism and Conflicts over principalship. Some insights into the American constitutional history” (with J.-M. Josselin), Constitutional Political Economy, 2004, 15 (3), 281-304; article indexé in International Political Science Abstract (hors ).
  61. “Repenser l’économie du politique a partir de l’économie politique”, Cahiers d’Economie Politique, 2004, 47, 69-93.
  62. “Enlargement in a Constitutional Political Economy Perspective” (with J.-M. Josselin), Year Book of Political Economy, 2003, 22, 291-296.
  63. “La théorie de l’évolution culturelle de Hayek `a la lumière de La Descendance de l’homme de Darwin” (with M. Pélissier), Economies et Sociétés: Oeconomia, 2003, 12, 2121-2143.
  64. “The making of the French civil code: An Economic Interpretation” (with J.-M. Josselin), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2002, 14, 193-203.
  65. “Freedom of speech in a constitutional political economy perspective” (with J.-M. Josselin), Journal of Economic Studies, 2002, 29 (4/5), 324-331.
  66. “Les relations de mandat in les systèmes constitutionnels: Approche théorique et application au cas européen” (with J.-M. Josselin), Revue d’Économie Politique, 2002, 112 (6), 921- 942.
  67. “Public Decisions in the Scottish Enlightnment Tradition” (with J.-M. Josselin), Journal of Economic Studies, 2001, 27(6), 5-13.
  68. “Comportements stratégiques et production de droit: le cas du droit communautaire européen” (with J.-M. Josselin), Économie Appliquée, 2001, LIV (3), 211-231.
  69. “The Influence of Scottish Enlightenment on Darwin’s Theory of cultural Evolution” (with M. Pélissier), Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2000, 22 (2), 239-249.
  70. “Displacing your Principal. Two Historical Case Studies of Some Interest for the Constitutional Future of Europe” (with J.-M. Josselin), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2000, 10 (3), 217-223.
  71. “L’efficacité du droit spontané : une évaluation microéconomique” (with J.-M. Josselin), Revue Internationale de Droit Economique, 2000, XIV (2), 351-363.
  72. “Unitary States and Peripheral Regions: A Model of Heterogeneous Spatial Clubs” (with J.-M. Josselin), International Review of Law and Economics, 1999, 19, December, 501-511.
  73. “Une Approche Micro-Economique des Régions Périphériques” (with J.-M. Josselin), Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine, 1998, 4, 547-564.
  74. “The Paradox of Leviathan: How to Develop and Contain the Future European State” (with J.-M. Josselin), European Journal of Law and Economics, 1997, 4 (1), 5-21.
  75. “Le Financement des Infrastructures de Transport in les Régions Périphériques. Une Approche par les Choix Publics” (with X. Peraldi), Revue Économique, 1997, 48 (2), 257-270.
  76. “Démocratie Economique contre Démocratie Politique. Un Commentaire sur un Article de Ai Thu Dang”, Revue Économique, 1997, 48 (6), 1561-1569.
  77. “The Political Economy of Domestic Violence”, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, 1996, 2-3, 163-173.
  78. “Constitutionalism and Common Knowledge: Assessment and Application to a Future European Constitution” (with J.-M. Josselin), Public Choice, 1995, 85 (1-2), 173-188.