Conference for Students – February 24-26, 2017
Discussion Leader: Daniel D’Amico, Visiting Professor of Political Science – Brown University
Session I – The Economic Point of View
Kirzner, Israel M. The Economic Point of View
. Edited by Peter J. Boettke and Frédéric Sautet. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2009. Chapter 7, “Economics as a Science of Human Action” (pages 151–189).
Session II – Subjectivity and Human Action
O’Driscoll Jr., Gerald P. and Mario J. Rizzo. The Economics of Time & Ignorance. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985. Chapter 1, “An Overview of Subjectivist Economics” (pages 1–13) and Chapter 2, “Static versus Dynamic Subjectivism” (pages 17–34).
Session III – Knowledge and Decisions
O’Driscoll Jr., Gerald P. and Mario J. Rizzo. The Economics of Time & Ignorance. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985. Chapter 3, “Knowledge and Decisions” (pages 35–51) and Chapter 4, “The Dynamic Conception of Time” (pages 52–70).
Session IV – Market Process and Entrepreneurship
Hayek, Friedrich A
. Individualism and Economic Order
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948, 1963, 1969, 1996. Chapter 5, “The Meaning of Competition” (pages 92–106).
Session V – The Logic of Interventionism
Hayek, F. A. The Road to Serfdom: Texts and Documents (The Definitive Edition). Edited by Bruce Caldwell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Chapter 6, “Planning and the Rule of Law” (pages 112–123).
. Discovery and the Capitalist Process
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Chapter 6, “The Perils of Regulation: A Market-Process Approach” (pages 119–149).
Session VI – Ideology, Science, and the Austrian School
Dolan, Edwin G., eds. The Foundations of Modern Austrian Economics. Mission: Sheed and Ward, 1976. Murray N. Rothbard’s “Praxeology, Value Judgments, and Public Policy” (pages 89–111).
Boettke, Peter J.
“Why Are There No Austrian Socialists? Ideology, Science and the Austrian School.” The Journal of the History of Economic Thought
17 (Spring 1995): 35–56.