Political Economy, Public Policy and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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As a defender of free-market liberalism and a leading opponent of socialism, this volume places Ludwig von Mises' views on political economy, public policy and monetary economics in the historical context of his time.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Austrian economics and the political economy of freedomp. 11
Ludwig von Mises: political economist of libertyp. 22
Ludwig von Mises and the Vienna of his timep. 36
Austria-Hungary's economic policies in the twilight of the "liberal" era: Ludwig von Mises' writings on monetary and fiscal policy before World War Ip. 57
The economist as the historian of decline: Ludwig von Mises and Austria between the two World Warsp. 88
Planning for freedom: Ludwig von Mises as political economist and policy analystp. 141
The Austrian economists and the Keynesian revolution: the Great Depression and the economics of the short runp. 203
Two variations on the Austrian monetary theme: Ludwig von Mises and Joseph A. Schumpeter on the business cyclep. 273
Money, economic fluctuations, expectations and period analysis: the Austrian and Swedish economists in the interwar periodp. 302
Human action, ideal types, and the market process: Alfred Schutz and the Austrian economistsp. 332
Indexp. 348
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