Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part VII, 'Market Free Play with an Audience': Hayek's Encounters with Fifty Knowledge Communities

  • Robert Leeson

Part of the Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics book series (AIEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Robert Leeson
    Pages 1-29
  3. Hayek’s Austrian Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Robert Leeson
      Pages 33-68
    3. Robert Leeson
      Pages 111-140
  4. Austria, 1–16

  5. America and Europe, 17–49

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Robert Leeson
      Pages 305-325
    3. Robert Leeson
      Pages 327-348
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      Pages 349-387
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      Pages 389-412
  6. The 1974 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, 50

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Robert Leeson
      Pages 415-450
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 451-520

About this book


This book is the seventh volume in this series which explores the life of Nobel Price-winning economist F.A. Hayek (1899-1992). The volume uses archival material, juxtaposed with Hayek’s published work to challenge the existing perceptions of his life and thought. It examines the methods by which Hayek interacted with – and schemed against – the knowledge communities that he encountered during his very long life.  Chapters explore the ‘rules of engagement’ that Hayek employed when interacting with fifth leading knowledge communities, including the Nobel Prize selection committee who were led to believe his claim about having predicted the Great Depression. It also explores his interactions with William Beveridge, the founder of the modern British Welfare State, A. C. Pigou, the founder of the market school, J. M. Keynes, Sir Arthur Lewis, and Anna Lerner.


F. A. von Hayek Knowledge communities Austrian School of Economics Market free play Neoclassical economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Leeson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsStanford UniversityStanford, CAUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52053-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52054-4
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