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

Richard Musgrave and the Art of Tax Reform

Richard Musgrave in Colombia: The Art of Tax Reform in a Developing Country

FinanzArchiv / Public Finance Analysis. 2023. 79(4): 332-360.


Fiscal Policy, Public Goods, and Merit Goods

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


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

The Normative Problem of Merit Goods


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

'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

Reflections on Law and Economics

Merit goods

with Péter Cserne


Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

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

Coase, New Institutional Economics, and the neglect of 'commons'


Aleksandar Stojanović

Review of Political Economy, 2022. 34(4): 665-691.

Calabresi on Merit Goods


Global Jurist. 2019. 19(3).

From Public Finance to Public Economics

A Special Issue of the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought

Marianne Johnson, Richard Sturn and I edited a special issue on the history of the 20th-century transition from public finance to public economics. With contributions from Steven Medema, Raphaël Fèvre & Thomas Mueller, Paolo Silvestri, Robert Dimand, David Coker & Alain Marciano, Ignacio Hauser, Benoît Walraevens, Herrade Igersheim, Danielle Guizzo & Carles Paré-Ogg.

Presentation of the special issue in a Twitter (X) thread

Mapping the history of public economics in the 20th century
An introduction to the special issue

with Marianne Johnson and Richard Sturn


The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 2023. 30(5): 689-712

From Public Finance to Public Economics

(A long conclusion to the special issue)

with Marianne Johnson and Richard Sturn


The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 2023. 30(5): 934-964

Conceptual Genealogies

W.H. Hutt and the Conceptualization of Consumers' Sovereignty


Oxford Economic Papers. 2020. 72(4): 1050-1071.

The Birth of Homo Œconomicus

with Michele Bee


Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 2023. 45(1): 1-26.

A Genealogy of
Merit Wants


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

Prosopography of ESHET (with Andrej Svorenčík)

A prosopography of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought,

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 2021. 28(6): 1005-1024.


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, 22(2): 149-176

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.