J. Bruce Bullock (1940-2006)

10 May 2006 at 1:10 pm 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

My friend, colleague, and current department head J. Bruce Bullock collapsed at his home this morning, was taken to a hospital, and died a short time later. Bruce received a PhD in agricultural economics at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s but was a Chicago price theorist at heart. Much of his work attempted to debunk standard notions of “market failure” (he despised the term) and inefficiency. He taught for many years at N.C. State University, where he was influenced by the semi-Austrian economist E. C. Pasour, Jr., with whom he coauthored one of his most interesting papers, a critique of neoclassical welfare economics. More recently, Bruce had become interested in entrepreneurship, particularly the teaching of entrepreneurship. (He and I coauthored a short paper on entrepreneurship in the undergraduate curriculum, immodestly titled “Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?”) Bruce’s most recent position was McQuinn Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Missouri. He will be missed.

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  • […] in a 2006 article coauthored with Bruce Bullock, the Founding Director of the McQuinn Center who passed away that same year. Bruce and I argued that economists are good at teaching what entrepreneurship does, […]

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