Monthly Archives: October 2009

NEW: _Profits, Interest & Investments_ by F. A. Hayek (pdf)

Now on-line in PDF:  Friedrich Hayek’s Profits, Interest and Investments and Other Essays on The Theory of Industrial Fluctuations, originally published in 1939 by George Routledge & Sons (London), via the on-line book repository of the Mises Institute. Besides the … Continue reading

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“Social Justice” — Michael Novak vs. F. A. Hayek

Jay Richards: Although some folks argue that the phrase “social justice” is so tainted as to be beyond rescue, I think a better strategy is to ask, as does AEI scholar Michael Novak, what is social justice, rightly understood? In … Continue reading

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Klein on Nobel Winner Oliver Williamson and Hayekian Economics

Organization economist Peter Klein on his thesis advisor Oliver Williamson.  I found this section of particular interest: the black-box approach to the firm that [once] dominated neoclassical economics omits the critical organizational details of production. An equally serious omission is … Continue reading

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Elinor Ostrom Endorses Hayek’s Model of Economic Science

See Elinor Ostrom & Charlotte Hess, “Ideas, Artifacts, and Facilities: Information as a Common-Pool Resource”. Olstrom also frequently cites Hayek’s work on social rules and local knowledge in many of her books & book articles and in her journal publications. … Continue reading

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Nobels for Ostrom & Williamson Get at Big Thumbs Up From Hayekian Economists

Peter Boettke, Lynne Kiesling, Peter Klein, Vernon Smith, David Henderson, Don Boudreaux, and other Hayekian economists are all applauding the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Lin Ostrom and Oliver Williamson. Here’s Boettke on Ostrom: We can talk … Continue reading

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Oliver Williamson & Friedrich Hayek

Only a handful of Nobel Prize winners are as well read in the work of Friedrich Hayek as 2009 winner Oliver Williamson.  Note for example the references to Hayek in Williamson’s The Economic Institutions of Capitalism.  Williamson is particularly fond … Continue reading

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