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Peter Boettke
Peter Joseph Boettke (January 3, 1960) is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Vice President for Research, and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.

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SDAE Virtual Meeting for 2020 — November 21st at 10:00am — PLEASE Join Us

SDAE Business Meeting: 10:00 AM CST on November 21 via ZoomPrize announcements, elections, and Richard Ebeling's presidential address via Zoom Links to both will be sent to everyone who registers here: https://forms.gle/yHHbtDQmZeMmho7J8 Registration is free for students and $25 for all others. Not many times you get to do something new and unexpected.  This is the year to do so.  Join the SDAE meeting -- acknowledge the prize winner, gain wisdom from a...

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LIBERTY CHATS with PETER BOETTKE | US Elections, the Dollar and the COVID-19 Pandemic*

[ENTREVISTA EN INGLÉS] Garret Edwards, de Fundación Libertad, entrevista en inglés al Prof. Peter Boettke, economista de la George Mason University (Virginia, EE.UU.) y del Mercatus Center, sobre las elecciones en los Estados Unidos, la enseñanza de la economía, la visión austriaca de la Unión Europea y su vínculo con el euro, la relación entre el dólar norteamericano y el peso argentino, y la pandemia de COVID-19.

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Imagination, Expectations, and Economic Calculation in an Open-ended Process

GLS Shackle famously argued that while the future was unknowable, it was not unimaginable.  Shackle's great strength as a thinker was to get his reader to take seriously the agony of choice in an uncertain world.  However, Lachmann's notion of institutions as nodes of orientation, and Mises's idea of the necessity of a particular institution -- private property in the means of production -- for individual decision makers to be able to use the tools available to them to make rational...

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October 10, 1973 — the Day Ludwig von Mises Died

On this day in 1973, the Mets beat the Reds in the National League Championship to make the World Series, where they would eventually lose to the Oakland A's -- who featured several star pitchers Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers, and World Series MVP Reggie Jackson. Also on this day, Spiro Agnew, the Vice President of the United States, was forced to resign in the face of allegations of corruption and tax fraud. And, the world of economic scholarship and...

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Our Understanding of The Methodenstreit Enriched

I greatly appreciate the efforts by Karen Horn and Stefan Kolev, and of course Dan Klein to make this paper available in English translation.  It is invaluable to scholars of the Austrian School of Economics and I would argue the broader community of intellectual historians of economics.  I also think it is great collaboration to utilize young scholars to engage in such difficult translation projects. That said, I also have rather strong views on...

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Peter Boettke – The Continuing Relevance of F.A. Hayek

Peter Boettke analiza la permanente relevancia del pensamiento de F.A. Hayek en el XI Congreso de Economía Austriaca, que tuvo lugar en las instalaciones de UFM Madrid los días 26 y 27 de septiembre de 2018. El Congreso es una cita anual de referencia donde estudiantes, profesionales y profesores debaten sobre las más recientes aportaciones académicas en los ámbitos de la economía, la política, la sociología, la filosofía y la ética en la tradición de la Escuela Austríaca de Economía o...

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Episode #1 (Part 1): Prof. Peter Boettke on F. A. Hayek’s Ideas for 21st Century

In the first episode of Sound Economics Podcast we had a great opportunity to talk with Professor Peter Boettke who was in Prague as a visiting professor at PPE Program by Cevro Insittut. This part of our conversation was about F. A. Hayek, his ideas and the book "F. A Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy" which Professor Boettke recently published.

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Socialism and Transition | Peter Boettke

Lecture presented by Peter Boettke on August 4, 2010 at the Foundation for Economic Education seminar "Advanced Austrian Economics." http://www.fee.org Established to study and advance classical liberalism, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is the oldest free-market organization in the United States. Murray Rothbard recognized FEE for creating a "crucial open center" that he credits with launching the movement. FEE researches and advocates free-market, classical liberal, and...

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Austrian Economics and the Contemporary Intellectual Landscape | Peter Boettke

Lecture presented by Peter Boettke on August 2, 2010 at the Foundation for Economic Education seminar "Advanced Austrian Economics." http://www.fee.org Established to study and advance classical liberalism, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is the oldest free-market organization in the United States. Murray Rothbard recognized FEE for creating a "crucial open center" that he credits with launching the movement. FEE researches and advocates free-market, classical liberal, and...

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