Peter T. Leeson Keynote Speaker

  • Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Award-winning Author

Peter T. Leeson's Biography

Peter T. Leeson is the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates, which has been translated ten times, Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think, and WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird.

Big Think listed Leeson among “Eight of the World’s Top Young Economists.” He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Formerly, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, a Visiting Fellow in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University, and the F.A. Hayek Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Leeson appeared in the award-winning documentary Stolen Seas and in the Netflix series Explained. His studies have been featured in The Economist, The New Yorker, and media outlets across the globe. A YouTube adaptation of Leeson’s Invisible Hook has been viewed nearly five million times.

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Videos of Peter T. Leeson

WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird with Peter Leeson
WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird with Peter Leeson
The Economics of Pirates, Gypsies and Ordeals: Interview with Peter T. Leeson
The Economics of Pirates, Gypsies and Ordeals: Interview with Peter T. Leeson
Peter T. Leeson Author and Economist on Under The Crossbones Pirate Podcast
Peter T. Leeson Author and Economist on Under The Crossbones Pirate Podcast

Books by Peter T. Leeson

WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates
Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think (Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society)

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