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What is so Austrian about Austrian Economics? : Advances in Austrian Economics - Steven Horwitz

What is so Austrian about Austrian Economics?

Advances in Austrian Economics

By: Steven Horwitz (Editor), Pierre Desrochers (Editor), Roger Koppl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th August 2010
ISBN: 9780857242617
Number Of Pages: 250

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Leading scholars consider Austrian economics from several perspectives such as characteristic themes of entrepreneurship and uncertainty, scientific methods such as mathematical complexity theory and experimental economics, and historical contexts such as pre-war Vienna and post-war France. Placing "Austrian economics" in these multiple contexts helps to reveal the rich texture of the Austrian tradition in social thought and its multiple connections to current research in diverse fields. Applications to the theory of the trade cycle and to foreign intervention suggest that the Austrian tradition contains possibilities not yet full explored and exploited. The volume gathers together papers presented at the second biennial Wirth conference on Austrian economics, held in October 2008 when the crisis of Fall 2008 was still new and shocking. This coincidence of timing makes policy issues and crisis management a kind of leitmotif of the volume. If, as keynote speaker David Colander argues, Austrians have a comparative advantage in political economy, then its stock should rise in times of crisis and political uncertainty. The volume provides evidence in favor of this view. Contributors include David Colander, Richard Wagner, Jeffery McMullen, J. Barkley Rosser, Jr., Steve Horwitz, Richard Ebeling, Chris Coyne, and Peter Boettke.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Regrettably Exciting Timesp. 1
Opening Remarksp. 25
The Domain of Austrian Economicsp. 29
An "Austrian" Interpretation of the Meaning of Austrian Economics: History, Methodology, and Theoryp. 43
The Context of Context: The Evolution of Hayek's Epistemic Turn in Economics and Politicsp. 69
How Did Austrian Economics Thrive Outside of Vienna: The Case of French Political Economyp. 87
Perspective Taking and the Heterogeneity of the Entrepreneurial Imaginationp. 113
Why Austrians Should Quit Worrying and Learn to Love the Labp. 145
How Complex are the Austrians?p. 165
Change Within Permanence: Time and the Bivalent Logic of Economic Analysisp. 181
The Role of Ideal Types in Austrian Business Cycle Theoryp. 205
The Fatal Conceit of Foreign Interventionp. 225
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ISBN: 9780857242617
ISBN-10: 085724261X
Series: Advances in Austrian Economics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 5th August 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52

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