St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
The University of Queensland where Peter McNamara received a Bachelor of Economics degree.
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Boston College where Peter McNamara received a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
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Political Economy and Statesmanship has a number of practical implications for contemporary debate. The author points toward a kind of constitutional economics distinct from that of the public choice school. McNamara suggests the need to revive the idea of an "American System" that matches economic policy with the political culture of the nation. Finally, the author affirms the idea that the United States, as the first "new nation," can serve as a model for developing nations.
Peter McNamara studied at the University of Queensland where he received a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1980. He also attended Boston College and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science, in 1991.
Peter McNamara started his career as a staff member at the Australian Treasury in 1981. He participated in the preparation of briefing materials for the Treasurer. In 1986, he became a teacher at Boston College and held this post until 1989. In 1991, McNamara took up a post of an Associate Professor at Utah State University and hold it until 2017. In 2017 he became a Professor of Practice, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University.
Peter McNamara published his book Political Economy and Statesmanship, that focuses on the issues of economic growth, in 1998. He also was an editor of The Noblest Minds and Liberalism, Conservatism and Hayek's Idea of Spontaneous Order. He wrote articles on such topics as Hayek’s moral theory, political opportunism, Jefferson’s federalism, and the intellectual origins of business schools.
Peter McNamara married Carol Arnold on May 28, 1989. The marriage produced two children.