Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part VIII: The Constitution of Liberty: ‘Shooting in Cold Blood’, Hayek’s Plan for the Future of Democracy

  • Robert Leeson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Crony Capitalists and Their ‘Free’ Market School of Economics

  3. Hitler and the Austrian School ‘United Front’ with ‘Neo Nazis’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Robert Leeson
      Pages 415-452
    3. Robert Leeson
      Pages 453-495
    4. Robert Leeson
      Pages 497-548
    5. Robert Leeson
      Pages 549-607
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 609-714

About this book


This book is the eighth volume in this Collaborative Biography, which explores the life and works of Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek (1899-1992). Making extensive use of archival material and Hayek’s own published writings, it presents a strong challenge to perceptions of the economist’s life and thought. In this volume, chapters canvas subjects such as the relationship between the Austrian School of Economics and the Cold War, the Hapsburg Empire, and the overthrow (or planned overthrow) of democracy in a variety of countries, with a view to examining the process by which economics is constructed and disseminated.


Political economy Dictatorship Austrian school of economics Social conservativism Social justice

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Leeson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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