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Professor of economics at George Mason University and editor of Review of Austrian Economics
Peter Boettke

Peter Joseph Boettke (born 3 January 1960) is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Vice President for Research, and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.


3 Jan 1960, Peter Joseph Boettke, in Rahway, New Jersey


Laissez Faire Books
Peter Boettke is Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy and Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Beginning with Vol. 11 (1999), Boettke assumed the Editorship of The Review of Austrian Economics, which is published by Kluwer. ... Boettke has lectured throughout the US and Europe to professional and general audiences, and has been interviewed in both the print and electronic media concerning his views on economic science and issues of public policy. Boettke received his PhD in economics from George Mason University and his BA in economics from Grove City College.


Independent Institute, Research Fellow
Foundation for Economic Education
George Mason University, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, 1998-present
Grove City College, Bachelor of Arts (economics), 1983
Mont Pelerin Society, President, 2016-2018

Web Pages

Faculty and Staff: Peter J. Boettke
Faculty page at George Mason University, Department of Economics; includes picture, profile, classes, publications, and links to related sites
Peter Boettke is a University 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. ... Dr. Boettke served as President of the Southern Economics Association from 2015 - 2017 and President of the Mont Pelerin Society from 2016 - 2018. He also is the Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
Peter Boettke - Biographical Information
At his personal homepage at George Mason University; includes photographs dating from 1982 to 2002, links his CV and sports interests
Peter J. Boettke is the Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a professor in the economics department at George Mason University. Boettke was born and raised in New Jersey. He received his BA in economics from Grove City College and his PhD in economics from George Mason University. ... Outside of his teaching and scholarly interests, Boettke is an avid sports fan, especially of college basketball, professional tennis, and the New York Yankees.
Peter J. Boettke - Online Library of Liberty
Includes link to a "Liberty Matters" (an online discussion forum) event led by Boettke and a book co-edited by him
George Mason University


Research and CV - Peter J. Boettke
At his personal website, includes books authored and edited, journal articles, book chapters and other writings


A Fairy Tale of the Austrian Movement, by Joseph Salerno, Mises Daily, 25 Sep 2007
Review of Brian Doherty's Radicals for Capitalism (2007), in particular of the section in chapter 7 where Peter Boettke discusses Austrian economics
Approximately one-half of the section consists of a garbled and rambling soliloquy by Peter Boettke that runs on for more than two pages. This is not entirely Boettke's fault ... So here we have the mystery of Boettke's strange intellectual odyssey unraveled—the transformation of Boettke I to Boettke II. By critically analyzing and synthesizing the information haphazardly scattered throughout Doherty's book, one can reasonably surmise that Boettke's intellectual volte-face was a rational and deliberate response to the shift in the strategic vision of the Kochs. As the orbit of "Planet Koch" goes, so go its satellites.


Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992), by Peter J. Boettke, The Freeman, Aug 1992
Lengthy biographical essay, including Hayek's criticism of Keynes and the impact of The Road to Serfdom
Friedrich A. Hayek, who died on March 23, 1992, at the age of 92, was probably the most prodigious classical liberal scholar of the 20th century. Though his 1974 Nobel Prize was in Economic Science, his scholarly endeavors extended well beyond economics. He published 130 articles and 25 books ...
A great scholar is defined not so much by the answers he provides as by the questions he asks. Successive generations of scholars, intellectuals, and political activists throughout the world will long be pursuing questions that Hayek has posed.
James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy, by Peter J. Boettke, Economics and its Discontents, 1998
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
It is somewhat odd to consider anyone who has received his profession's highest honor, the Nobel Prize, to be an outsider. Outsider status is usually reserved for those who toil in obscurity. Buchanan attended the University of Chicago, ... was named the Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association ... Buchanan was one of the few who ... resisted the formalist revolution and strove to fit modern economics into the classical political economy project. One can disagree ... but the scholarly enterprise he pursued demands our respect and admiration and ... most definitely our emulation.
The Story of a Movement, The Freeman, May 1995
Reflects on the growth of Austrian economics from a set of lectures in South Royalton, Vermont in June 1974 to the current spread through several scholars and institutions, and discusses a Karen Vaughn book on the school and its debates
In June of 1974 in the little town of South Royalton, Vermont, the modern resurgence of Austrian economics began. George Pearson, who had graduated from Grove City College and was then working with the Institute for Humane Studies, initiated the idea to bring together the three leading active scholars in Austrian economics ... But it turns out that Austrian economics ... provides the foundation for a humanistic, logically sound, and policy-relevant economics. In the end, that is Vaughn's conclusion and that is something all the branches of modern Austrian economics can celebrate.
Why Those Who Value Liberty Should Rejoice: Elinor Ostrom's Nobel Prize, The Freeman, Dec 2009
Discusses Elinor Ostrom's work and viewpoints, shortly after her being awarded the Nobel Prize in economics
Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is also one of the most iconoclastic thinkers to win it. (She shared it with Oliver Williamson.) Professor Ostrom's work focuses on the mechanisms of self-governance that operate in different societies ... Supporters of FEE ... are attracted to the vision of a society of free and responsible individuals. Elinor Ostrom's research gives us a window into the diverse world of associations that do not fit neatly into the categories of "market" or "State" but nevertheless are essential to peaceful and prosperous social cooperation.

Books Authored

Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and Transitional Political Economy, 2001
Partial contents: Why are there no Austrian Socialists? - Economic calculation: the Austrian contribution to political economy - Hayek's The Road to Serfdom revisited: government failure in the argument against Socialism
Related Topics: Communism, Socialism
The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics
    by Peter Boettke (editor), 1998
Partial contents: Methodological Individualism - Subjectivism - Praxeology - Marginal utility - Entrepreneurship - Risk and Uncertainty - Prices and Knowledge - Spontaneous Order - Capital Theory - Austrian Business Cycle Theory - Law and Economics
Related Topic: Austrian Economics
The Legacy of Friedrich von Hayek
    by Peter Boettke (editor), 2000
Three volumes (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and 73 articles from contributors including Boettke, Bruce L. Benson, Ronald Hamowy, Steven Horwitz, Israel Kirzner, Fritz Machlup, Michael Polanyi, Mario J. Rizzo and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Related Topic: F. A. Hayek
The Legacy of Ludwig Von Mises
    by Peter Boettke (editor), 2006
Partial contents: Vol. 1: Theory - The Misesian System - Methodology - Market Theory and the Price System - Money, Capital and Business Cycles - Vol. 2: History - Price Controls and Interventionism - Socialism - The Great Depression and Business Cycles
Related Topic: Ludwig von Mises
The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, 1918-1928, 1990
Partial contents: The Meaning of the First Decade of Soviet Socialism - The Political Economy of Utopia: Communism in Soviet Russia, 1918-1921 - The Political Economy of NEP: Market Relations and Interventionism in Soviet Russia, 1921-1928
Related Topics: Communism, Socialism
Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation, 1993
Contents: Introduction - The road to nowhere - The theoretical problems of socialism - The nature of the Soviet-type system - The logic of politics and the logic of reform - Credibility in Soviet reforms - Charting a new course - Conclusion
Related Topic: Socialism

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