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Friedrich Hayek (1899–1992)

  • Peter J. BoettkeEmail author
  • Ennio E. Piano
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Abstract

In the 1930s, Friedrich Hayek emerged as one of the leading economists of his generation. Alongside Lionel Robbins, Hayek made LSE a major player in the marketplace of ideas due to his role in a variety of technical and policy debates against such figures as John Maynard Keynes, Frank Knight, Oskar Lange and Abba Lerner. Boettke and Piano argue that one of these debates, the so-called socialist calculation debate, played a major role in determining the trajectory of Hayek’s career in the decades to come, pushing him to explore a wide array of themes often perceived as beyond the scope of economics proper.

Keywords

Friedrich Hayek Austrian school of economics Socialist calculation debate London school of economics Knowledge problem 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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