Academic exclusion: some experiences

Arye L. Hillman, Heinrich W. Ursprung

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We describe and compare the experiences of academic exclusion of Alexander Del Mar, J.A. Hobson, and Gordon Tullock. While aspects of the circumstances differed, a common element was academic exclusion because of challenges to mainstream views. Alexander Del Mar, J.A. Hobson, and Gordon Tullock were in due course recognized for the originality and merit of their contributions, although each incurred personal costs because of the exclusion by the academic elites of their time. Our study takes us into the role of ideologically based prejudice in judgment of the worthiness of economic ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalPublic Choice
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

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  • Alexander Del Mar
  • Gordon Tullock
  • Ideology
  • J. A. Hobson
  • Prejudice
  • Professional recognition


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