Leeson’s ‘Invisible Hook’ Named a Best Book for 2009

Posted: January 7, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: January 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm

By Robin Herron

You may have heard about economist Peter Leeson’s book, “The Invisible Hook,” last summer when Mason’s Campus Buzz featured an interview with the author.

Now, the book has been named to the San Francisco Chronicle’s list of 100 Best Books of 2009.

It’s not entirely surprising for a book that impressed “Freakonomics” author Steven Levitt, who in his New York Times column called Leeson “one of the most creative young economists around.”

The book also earned four stars from the Las Vegas Weekly and is probably set to garner more honors before all is said and done.

Leeson was recently named the North American editor for the journal Public Choice. For inklings of his latest thinking, check out the blog Coordination Problem (formerly called Austrian economists).

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