Dagobert L. Brito

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Dagobert Brito is a Professor Emeritus and Rice Faculty Scholar in International Economics at the Baker Institute. Before joining the economics faculty at the Rice University, Professor Brito taught at Tulane, Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His areas of expertise are public economics, economy theory, energy economics, and economics of arms control and political science. His research interests include optimal tax theory, the economics of defense, energy economics, and technical change and the distribution of income. He has published numerous articles in the leading journals in the profession, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory and the International Economic Review. He also has published in political science journals such as the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Research Areas

Optimal Tax Theory, Economics of Defense, Energy Economics, and Law and Economics


Ph.D., Economics, Rice University, 1970

M.A., Economics, Rice University, 1970

B.A., Economics, Rice University, 1967


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