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Peter J. Boettke on the Austrian Perspective

03.22.2024 12:00 PM

Event Summary

State intervention into the economy is back on the political agenda. What might economic planning look like in the 21st century? What is the appropriate balance between democratic, technocratic, and market power in shaping economic life and responding to social and political challenges? Could economic planning help solve some of our most pressing problems, including global warming, economic stagnation, and the crisis of care? Or would a turn to planning today merely repeat the errors and tragedies of the 20th century?

This series of talks, sponsored by the Economic Planning and Democratic Politics research project at the Neubauer Collegium, aims to foster a deeper understanding of various theoretical stances on economic planning. Our speakers will draw on insights from Austrian economics, neoclassical economics, Keynesian, and democratic socialist perspectives.

About the Speaker

Peter J. Boettke is the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at George Mason University. He also serves as Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. Boettke has authored numerous journal articles and books, exploring subjects such as the life and work of F. A. Hayek, the collapse and transition from socialism in the former Soviet Union, and the Austrian tradition in the economic calculation debate.

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