John Nye holds the Frederic Bastiat Chair in Political Economy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is a specialist in European economic history and new institutional economics.
Dr. Nye was a founding member of the International Society for the New Institutional Economics and has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He was co-editor of Frontiers in the New Institutional Economics. His articles have been published in a variety of journals. In 1997, he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 2003, Professor Nye received the ArtSci Council Faculty Teaching Award. His current projects include research into the Anglo-French wine trade, the political economy of state intervention in trade, and detecting collusion in championship chess.
Recent publications include "Did the Soviets Collude?: A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-78" with Charles Moul, in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008. His current projects include research into the Anglo-French wine trade, the political economy of policy reform, and collusion in international sporting tournaments. His book, War, Wine, and Taxes: The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade 1689-1900 was published in 2007 from Princeton University Press.
Dr. Nye earned a BS from the California Institute of Technology and a MA and PhD from Northwestern University.