Saturday, 11 April 2015

Assessing Böhm-Bawerk's contribution to economics

A good weekend read. 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the death of the economist Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (1851-1914). From the Online Library of Liberty at Liberty Fund comes this Liberty Matters debate on:

"Assessing Böhm-Bawerk’s Contribution to Economics after a Hundred Years"

The aim is to evaluate von Böhm-Bawerk contributions as one of the founders of the Austrian school of economic theory with his theoretical work at the University of Vienna, a leading critic of Marxism, and a the Minister of Finance in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The Debate

Lead Essay: Richard M. Ebeling, “Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk: Leading Austrian Economist and Finance Minister of Fiscal Restraint” [Posted: April 1, 2015]

Responses and Critiques
  1. Joseph T. Salerno, "Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk: Pioneer of Causal-Realist Price Theory" [Posted: April 3, 2015]
  2. Roger W. Garrison, “Böhm-Bawerk as Macroeconomist” [Posted: April 6, 2015]
  3. Peter Lewin, "Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk – A man for his time, and ours" [Posted: April 7, 2015]
The Conversation
  1. Richard M. Ebeling, "Böhm-Bawerk’s Enduring Legacy: The Pricing Process, the Savings-Investment Nexus, and the Capital Structure in the Context of Time" [Posted: April 9, 2015]

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