Category Archives: Economics

“Hayek’s Contribution to a Reconstruction of Economic Theory”

A new paper from Herbert Gintis (pdf).

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REDISCOVERING HAYEK, PART 2

Here.

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ANTHONY HARRINGTON

Rediscovering Hayek.

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wikipedia: Pigovian Taxation & The Knowledge Problem

From the Wikipedia entry for “Pigovian Tax”: A Pigovian tax is considered one of the “traditional” means of bringing a modicum of market forces, and thus better market efficiency, to economic situations where externality problems exist. More recently, particularly in … Continue reading

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seminar: Ransom on Hayek 3

In my first two Hayek Seminar postings I highlighted the fact that for Hayek the empirical character of economics science begins with empirical problems in our experience. We witness a constantly repeated pattern in which prices “tend” toward costs. Alternatively, … Continue reading

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seminar: Ransom on Hayek 2

What I’m probing right now is Hayek on the spurs to inquiry in economics. One insight I’d like to suggest is the fact that over time the human race loses track of the problems which originally provoked inquiry — and … Continue reading

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