Today’s episode was recorded in October 2022 at the Market and Society conference. Our honored guest is a premier Austrian school economist Professor Peter Boettke. He is widely published and has been instrumental in promoting modern Austrian economics across campuses in the US and globally. He is currently a 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 also at GMU. Professor Boettke is not only a very insightful academic, but he is also a prolific teacher, former successful basketball coach and a great writer. We highly recommend you pick up his book: Living Economics. We are very thankful for his time.
In season 1 (Danish) we reviewed the history of economic thought before WWII. The coming seasons are dedicated to the Nobel Prize in Economics, and I am joined by economist Otto Brøns-Petersen. The Nobel prize is a good benchmark for how the field and profession of economics developed after WWII. We will focus both on the scientific contributions and on the people behind them. These are all star economists and worthy of your time and attention. Some will mainly feature in one episode, others in several. We therefore advice that you listen in the thematic order we propose – but it is up to you. Rest assured, we will cover all… Eventually.
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Friedman, M. (2016). 61. Capitalism and Freedom. In Democracy (pp. 344-349). Columbia University Press.
MacLean, N. (2018). Democracy in chains: The deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America. Penguin.