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Updated December 2019
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The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements ...
 
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we welcome our next keynote speaker from the Future of Work 2019 conference, Michael Munger, a professor of political science, economics, and public policy at Duke University. In his talk, he discusses the future of gigs and sharing in the economy and the role of storage could change. Additionally, ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the release of our 2019 Future of Work Conference lectures with an address by Betsey Stevenson, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan. Betsey Stevenson addresses two competing visions of future employment and makes the case that technological advances, fa ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we hear from Glen Weyl, Microsoft's Office of the Chief Technology Officer Political Economist and Social Technologist, as the first of four keynote speakers from the Hayek Program's 2019 Future of Work Conference. In his talk, Glen Weyl argues that the current narrative of automation and artificial ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Viviana Zelizer (Sociology, Princeton University) gives a public lecture to honor Elinor Ostrom in our first Ostrom Speaker Series lecture. Elinor Ostrom’s revolutionary challenge of standard economic arguments bears deep kinship with economic sociologists’ relational accounts of economic life. In t ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke sits down with Sandra Peart to tackle a host of topics, beginning with an investigation into balancing the tension between leadership and scholarship in academia. Later in the podcast, the pair discuss several of the great economic thinkers and their insights, with specific emphasis on ...…
 
On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program podcast, we revisit Christopher Coyne's "Doing Bad by Doing Good" as part of a book panel discussion. Christopher Coyne is joined by panelists Peter van Buren and Robert Higgs with Peter Boettke moderating.By F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
On this episode of the podcast, the Hayek Program welcomes Daniel Aldrich to a book panel discussion on the themes and highlights of his recent book, "Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters." Daniel Aldrich is joined on the panel by Laura Grube and Arnold Howitt with Peter Boettke moderating the discussion.CC Musi ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke and Brian Kogelmann enter the philosophical realm to tackle an enduring question about being East of Eden or West of Babel in our philosophical pursuits. Also on the podcast, we'll discover why the tools of philosophy alone can't answer many of the discipline's pressing questions, why mo ...…
 
In areas of academia the history of economic thought has fallen out of favor, but today's guest on the Hayek Program Podcast argues that a place still exists for it. Join us as Bruce Caldwell and Peter Boettke tackle the history of economic thought and its place within the discipline of economics.Show Highlights:- Bruce Caldwell's experience wi ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Rosolino Candela interviews Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen for a discussion about classical liberalism. In it, Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen share their history of working together, elaborate on how their writings have affected their fields of work, and recall the evolution of their w ...…
 
Elinor Ostrom is best known for her work on common pool resources, but, on this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we take a deeper dive into her work as Bobbi Herzberg interviews Vlad Tarko on Elinor Ostrom's role as an intellectual. Learn why students of Elinor Ostrom should start with her work on polycentrism and metropolitan governance, ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the Hayek Program's celebration of Elinor Ostrom as Vlad Tarko, assistant professor and author of 'The Intellectual Biography of Elinor Ostrom,' interviews Hayek Program distinguished senior fellow Bobbi Herzberg on Elinor Ostrom's role as a mentor and friend. Herzberg recounts heartwarm ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke leads a book panel discussion of his recent book, 'F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy' as he and the panel explore the life, work, and ideas of one of the twentieth century's great intellectuals. Peter Boettke is joined on the panel by Bruce Caldwell, Sandr ...…
 
On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance in his book, 'Anarchy Unbound.' Relying on experience from the past and present, this book provides evidence of anarchy “working” where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Leeso ...…
 
Most liberal, Western citizens don't have significant worries nowadays about religious persecution in their own countries, but it wasn't always this way. How then did we get to this point on the long road of religious freedom? On this episode, Hayek Program scholar Mark Koyama and Mercatus affiliated scholar Noel Johnson share a conversation on ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast we revisit a lecture by Hayek Program director Peter Boettke, in which he invites listeners on an intellectual exploration of the potential applications of the mainline economic tradition. Boettke discusses the continuing relevance of the Austrian school of economics as a progressive and enduring res ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program podcast, Hayek Program Senior Fellow Ginny Choi interviews Diego Aycinena on the use of experimental economics in research. Diego Aycinena discusses his work in the field, elaborates on how he uses social norms to inform his research project, and shows some intriguing results from that project. Later in the ...…
 
Are all of the rules and regulations governing economic activity a product of central planning or legislation? To what extent does privately produced and enforced governance play a role? On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Edward Stringham argues in a panel discussion of his book "Private Governance" that much of what is ord ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Paul Aligica is joined by Jennifer Murtazashvili, Jerry Gaus, and James Johnson as they discuss his book "Public Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, and Self-Governance." Aligica examines what he sees as one of the fundamental challenges still faced by the public choice angle, that being the challenge of ...…
 
From humble beginnings, the Hayek Program has grown and seen tremendous success as it has developed into one of the nation's premier intellectual groups. On this episode, join us for a trip down memory lane as Hayek Program Directors Peter Boettke and Chris Coyne retrace the formation, history, and significance of the Hayek Program. CC Music: T ...…
 
Widely considered as one the most influential economists of the 20th century, F. A. Hayek continues to command the attention of scholars with his life and work. On this episode, Peter Boettke and Rosolino Candela sit down to discuss Boettke's new book F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy (Palgrave, 2018). Boettke pres ...…
 
Peter Boettke sits down with Richard Wagner to revisit some of Wagner's works on the theories of James Buchanan, political economy, and fiscal sociology. Wagner discusses his treatment of Buchanan in 'James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy' in comparison to Boettke's treatment of Hayek in 'F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and ...…
 
Cronyism and government intervention are hardly unique features of any particular system, and many people simply view them as unfortunate bugs in the larger economy. But what happens when those features become symptomatic of a deeper problem, one reflecting not just flaws in a mixed economy but a totally distinct form of political economy itsel ...…
 
Echoing the narrative style of Director Quentin Tarantino, Professor Lawrence H. White delivers an overview of the economic intellectual debates of the 20th century in his book 'Clash of Economic Ideas.' These debates are framed through the lenses of individuals such as Irving Fisher, Rexford Tugwell, Wilhelm Röpke, Ludwig Erhard, George Stigle ...…
 
This week on the Hayek Program podcast we join a panel of commentators reflecting on the work of Bruce Yandle. The panel shares their personal anecdotes, cherished experiences, and excellent stories gained during a lifetime of interacting with Bruce, who adds his own anecdotes on life and reflections on his entry into economics. Join us for thi ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Christopher Coyne and a panel of his peers sit down to discuss "Tyranny Comes Home," written by Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall. Coyne discusses the main highlights of the book, including the domestic and foreign effects of US militarism. Following Coyne's address, we hear from a panel of comment ...…
 
On this episode of the podcast, Christopher Coyne, Associate Director of the Hayek Program, interviews Jennifer B. Murtazashvili on her work with local governments and informal institutions in Central Eurasia. As part of the conversation, Dr. Murtazashvili shares her personal experience and research from Uzbekistan and Afghanistan on the state- ...…
 
What should be the focus of economics as a science? Arjo Klamer, Professor of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, believes that modern economics has developed a narrow scope, focusing too much on objectivity and the logic of markets. Erwin Dekker, a former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Hayek Program, sits down ...…
 
In the mid-1960s, the University of Virginia had an impressive economics department with scholars such as James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Ronald Coase, Leland Yeager, and G. Warren Nutter. In 1963, Richard Wagner began his PhD in economics at UVA. What exactly led Richard Wagner to UVA for his graduate studies? What was it like to take classes ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program scholar Jayme Lemke interviews William F. Shughart II on the unifying theme of his diverse research and the influences on his career.CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke speaks with Professor Bruce Caldwell about his current projects, including an exciting new biography of F.A. Hayek himself. Caldwell talks of his experience and inspirations in directing the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, the sign ...…
 
In 'WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird', Peter Leeson shows that far from "irrational" or "accidents of history," humanity's most outlandish rituals are ingenious solutions to pressing problems--developed by clever people, driven by incentives, and tailor-made for their time and place. On April 26, 2018, the Hayek Program hosted a book panel f ...…
 
Charter schools—which are still publicly funded and required to meet basic performance standards for public schools—are a marginal shift toward incorporating the mutually adjusting forces of supply and demand into the public education system. For instance, charter schools have more autonomy in deciding how to budget and meet the performance sta ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke interviews Richard Wagner on James Buchanan's life and legacy, his experience studying with James Buchanan, and future directions in Virginia political economy.CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been at the forefront of New Institutional Economics and Public Choice revolutions, discovering surprising ways in which communities around the world have succeeded in solving difficult collective problems. In 'Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography,' Vlad Tarko ta ...…
 
How did Roger Koppl become interested in economics? How did scholars such as Israel Kirzner and William Baumol influence his work throughout his career? What opportunities are there for future study within the realm of complex systems theory and computability in Austrian economics? On this episode, Professor Roger Koppl discusses with Hayek Pro ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Professor Roger Koppl talks with Hayek Program Research Fellow Solomon Stein about his research on experts, evolution, and the dynamics of epistemics, his career, and in what future direction(s) he thinks Austrian economics will go.CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
How does the 47th Street diamond district in midtown Manhattan continue to thrive as an ethnic trading network? Why hasn't this trading network been displaced by more advanced methods of exchange? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Barak Richman discusses his new book 'Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Re ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Senior Fellow Virgil Storr talks with Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke on the history and significance of the Bolshevik Revolution for the 100 year anniversary.CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
According to Deirdre McCloskey, liberalism dignifies humanity, empowers ordinary individuals, and inspires discovery and creativity. Listen to her remarks on the role of liberalism and the path to modern civilization for our Hayek Speaker Series event on October 25, 2017.CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
What is the impact of James M. Buchanan's contributions to political economic thought and the fields of law, ethics, and political science? How can his body of work be applied to explore the present and future relevance of his scholarly contributions and insights?CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
Collectively, the lectures over the past few weeks explore the continuing relevance of the Austrian school of economics as a progressive and enduring research program in contemporary economics and political economy. On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke gives an overview of the previous lectures and ...…
 
In a world of uncertainty, how does a hierarchical application of rules facilitate decision making? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Mario Rizzo explains how the recognition of environmental structure and human limitations lead us to a broader concept of rationality in comparison to the standard neoclassical view. CC Music: Twisterium.…
 
Is creativity of the system or is it within the agents that operate within the system? What is an economic theory of experts? How do the division of knowledge and the division of labor co-evolve? Roger Koppl discusses on this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast.CC Music: Twisterium.By F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
What are the various strands or themes that connect culture with Austrian economics? How can Austrian economists see their work through the lens of culture and advance the Austrian research program? Emily Chamlee-Wright discusses on this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast.CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
Law up until the 20th century severely limited women's ability to own land, devise and enforce contracts, and even appear in court as independent persons. What were the conditions that led to the support of women's rights in the United States? On a broader scale, what does it mean to think of a problem like women's rights with an economic or po ...…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program scholar Lawrence H. White discusses the history of the field of macroeconomics, Austrian business cycle theory, and illustrates how Austrian economics can be inserted into modern macroeconomic theory. CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
Is development an open-ended or closed-ended process? What limits do we face when we strive for economic development? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Scholar Christopher Coyne gives a brief overview of development and critiques state-led strategy. CC Music: TwisteriumBy F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
 
How does mainline economics differ from the popularity of scientism in the economic sciences? What other unorthodox areas of research can be explored using the framework of mainline economics? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Professor Bruce Caldwell discusses the history and importance of 'mainline economics' as a research topic. ...…
 
On April 25, 2017, Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Matthew Mitchell gave a brief presentation on his new book 'Applied Mainline Economics' (coauthored with Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke). This presentation was followed by a moderated discussion between Mitchell and Boettke on the core tenets of mainline economics and how these guiding pr ...…
 
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