082: Peter Boettke on Smith and Keynes and Why We Should Be ‘Living Economics’
Peter Boettke is Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, and the Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Peter is now the co-author, along with David Prychitko, of the classic principles of economics texts of Paul Heyne’s The Economic Way of Thinking.
Professor Boettke’s most recent book, Living Economics, provides a resource for how teachers and students can engage in many fascinating questions in economics and illuminates the core principles that should guide our thinking.
Peter’s efforts in the classroom have earned him a number of distinctions including the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University and the George Mason University Alumni Association’s 2009 Faculty Member of the Year award.
Peter’s research has primarily been in the area of comparative political and economic systems and the consequences with regard to material progress and political freedom.
In this episode, Peter mentions: Classical economics, Austrian economics, Keynesian economics, credit transmission, institutions, the invisible hand, mainline economics, mainstream economics, private property, public choice, rent-seeking, opportunity cost, scarcity, exchange, markets, negative externalities, laissez-faire, Coase theorem, Pigouvian tax, reciprocity, inflation, stagflation and Malthus’ theory of The General Glut.
In this episode, Peter mentions: Adam Smith, F. A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Maynard Keynes,Frédéric Bastiat, David Hume, Vernon Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, J. K. Galbraith, Paul Heyne, Hyman Minsky, Thorstein Veblen, Steve Keen, Ben Bernanke, Arthur Pigou, Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan, Robert Coase, Elinor Ostrom, Vincent Ostrom and Major Douglas.
- Teaching Austrian Economics to Graduate Students
- Beyond Equilibrium Economics: Reflections on the Uniqueness of the Austrian Tradition
- Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Peter J. Boettke
- The Economic Consequences of Peace by J. M. Keynes
- The End of Laissez-Faire by J. M. Keynes
- The Rogue Gallery of Economic Thinkers by J. M. Keynes
- The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
- Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School by Paul Dragos Aligica and Peter Boettke