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Needless to say (although I am going to), he did not get that other award that he also deserved that his famous also late coauthor did get, although longstanding rumor has it that he had upset those who make the decisions on that one with various remarks he had made over the years.

RIP, Gordon.

As an undergrad at Virginia Tech in the 70s, I studied Law and Economics with him and he encouraged me to add economics to my international studies degree (even though I had no interest in becoming an economist prior to his course). A legal scholar himself, he melded the disciplines with such precision, he inspired many and made a profound impact on me to think critically and challenge conventional wisdom.

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