Coordination Problem bloggers Steve, Pete, Chris and I will be lecturing this upcoming week at the Advanced Seminar in Austrian Economics at the Foundation for Economic Education. The highlight of the week for the participants will undoubtedly be the two lectures by Israel Kirzner on Tuesday. Roger Garrison, Mario Rizzo and Larry White round out the faculty for the seminar.
|Peter Boettke|On Monday August 2nd, the Foundation for Economic Education will host again the summer seminar in Austrian economics. These seminars owe their origins to the academic entrepreneurship of Israel M. Kirzner, and have been located through the years in Boulder, Co., Milwaukee, Wisc., Irvington, NY, New York City, and for more than the past decade back in Irvington at the FEE campus.
|Peter Boettke|For the past few years I have been stressing to my graduate students the difference between Austrian economics and Austrian economics, mainly to highlight the career advantages of focusing their efforts on contributing to economics. However, I am always quick to point out that both are legitimate and worthy of serious research.
Here is one bit:
But the 50-year-old professor of economics at George Mason University in Virginia is emerging as the intellectual standard-bearer for the Austrian school of economics that opposes government intervention in markets and decries federal spending to prop up demand during times of crisis. Mr. Boettke, whose latest research explores people's ability to self-regulate, also is minting a new generation of disciples who are spreading the Austrian approach throughout academia, where it had long been left for dead.