Austrian Economics in America: The Migration of a Tradition

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $45.58
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 8%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $45.58   
  • New (5) from $45.58   
  • Used (2) from $96.99   

Overview

This book examines the development of the ideas of the new Austrian school from its beginnings in Vienna in the 1870s to the present. It focuses primarily on showing how the coherent theme that emerges from the thought of Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig Lachmann, Israel Kirzner and a variety of new younger Austrians is an examination of the implications of time and ignorance (or processes and knowledge) for economic theory.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Vaughn has written an outstanding work in the history of economic thought, the philosophy and sociology of science, and on those fundamental issues of economics in which every economist should be interested." Journal of Economic Literature

"Vaughn has written an outstanding work in the history of economic thought, the philosophy and sociology of science, and on those fundamental issues of economics in which every economist should be interested." Journal of Economic Literature

"Karen Vaughn has produced a lucid and compelling story of 25 years of Austrian economics in America...historians of thought and subjectivist economists will find the book stimulating and enlightening." Economic Affairs

"The lines of demarcation between Austrian and neoclassical economics are not always easy to discern, and the issues, whether methodological or procedural, are sometimes fuzzy. This book is an important step toward clarification. Vaughn does not rely upon mere folkways nor attempt to titillate through overemphasis upon dramatis personae. She concentrates on the discussion and clarification of issues, instead, so that Austrian economics emerges (appropriately) as an important body of doctrine, not the idiosyncratic brainchild of a small group of ideological outcasts. The book should be welcomed by the growing number of quasi-Austrians who are not 'hard-core' but who are sympathetic to the Austrian theoretic/methodological agenda." Robert F. Hébert, Auburn University

"In this book, Karen Vaughn deftly chronicles the American wing of post-1970 Austrian economics. Her selection of issues is intentionally designed to highlight the towering influence of Ludwig Lachmann, whose 'radical subjectivism' demanded that the revolution Ludwig van Mises had started be completed. Vaughn's approach—that of an insider who knew Lachmann and his critics—lends a special authenticity to the work. This is an important book that will amuse, infuriate, and perhaps persuade." Laurence S. Moss, Babson College

"The topics in this book are deep, the debates grand, the implications are limited only by the reader's own imagination. And—a rarity among economists—Vaughn writes with clarity and grace. This is a history of modern economics the way it should be written. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in contemporary Austrian economics and its innovative direction of research for the next century." David L. Prychitko, SUNY-Oswego, in Religion and Liberty

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Carl Menger and the foundations of Austrian economics; 3. Economic calculation and the rediscovery of Mengerian themes; 4. Ludwig von Mises: Austrian economics in America; 5. The Austrian revival; 6. Defining the Austrian paradigm; 7. Market process: the problem of order in Austrian economics; 8. Austrian economics: which way forward; References; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)