On Richard Musgrave's approach to the theory of public finance

Paternalism and the Public Household
On the Domestic Origins of Public Economics


History of Political Economy. 2021. 53(2): 179-211

Musgrave and the Idea of Community


In Welfare Theory, Public Action, and Ethical Values: Revisiting the History of Welfare Economics. Roger Backhouse, Antoinette Baujard and Tamotsu Nishizawa (eds). 2021. Cambridge University Press: 232-255

Normative and Positive Theories of Public Finance
Contrasting Musgrave and Buchanan


Journal of Economic Methodology. 2014. 21(3): 273-289

Fiscal policy and public goods

Musgrave, Samuelson, and the Crystallization of the Standard Rationale for Public Goods


History of Political Economy. 2017. 49(1): 59-92

’The Fiscal Policy Seminar: Its Early Stages' 
by Richard A. Musgrave

with Marianne Johnson


Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. 2019. 37C: 147-179

On the concept of merit goods

Merit goods

with Péter Cserne

Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Mortimer Sellers and Stephan Kirste (eds.) 2021. Springer.

The Normative Problem of Merit Goods


Forum for Social Economics. 2019. 48(3): 219-247

A Genealogy of
Merit Wants


The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 2017. 24(3): 409-440

Other peer reviewed articles:

Final drafts of most of the papers on this page can be found in open access on SSRN

Publications en français

Walras, Musgrave et l’hétérogénéité entre les biens publics et les biens privés

A comparision between the conceptualisation of public goods offered by Léon Walras and Richard Musgrave

Œconomia, 2021, 11(2): 315-346.

Généalogie du principe d’équité horizontale

A contribution to the history of normativity in the theory of public finance

Revue de philosophie économique, 2021, à paraître

Le problème de la justification du concept de bien méritoire en perspective

A reconstruction of the debate on the concept of merit goods since its inception

In L'accaparement des biens communs. Pierre Crétois (ed.), Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre. 2018

Book Reviews

Author's draft of the reviews are available on my Academia.edu page.