Survey says …

36% of German economist surveyed say that Friedrich Hayek’s ideas are “Very Important” for today’s economics, in a poll of 1,158 German economists by the Financial Times of Germany.  Another 32% say that Hayek’s ideas are “Somewhat Important” for today’s economics.    Three percent say that Hayek’s ideas are “Unimportant” — exactly the same number who said this in 2006.  Hayek’s “Very Important” and “Somewhat Important” numbers are also essentially unchanged from 2006.

The numbers are frankly higher than I would have guessed, putting Hayek at #9 among all economists, living and dead.

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