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By THIERRY AIMAR, Jack Birner, Pierre Garrouste

When a few of Hayek's contributions to economics are merely analytical, others are encouraged through a broader imaginative and prescient that may be characterised as political economic system. during this authorative quantity, the various world's prime Hayek students research the hyperlink among those crucial elements of Hayek's concept, and think about them opposed to a much wider historical past of idea within the Austrian culture.

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Economists–History–20th century–Congresses. 3. Economics–History–20th century–Congresses. 4. Social sciences–History–20th century–Congresses. I. Birner, Jack 1951– II. Garrouste, Pierre 1954– III. 092–dc21 2001019941 ISBN 0–415–22622–8 Contents List of contributors Preface Introduction JACK BIRNER PART I Hayek in France 1 Hayek and the French engineers ROBERT F. HÉBERT 2 Moral functionalism JACK BIRNER PART II Economic analysis 3 Hayek, Morgenstern and game theory CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT 4 Monetary policy and business cycles: Hayek as an opponent of the quantity theory tradition RICHARD ARÉNA PART III Order 5 An investigation of Hayek’s criticism of central planning CHIKAKO NAKAYAMA 6 Hayek’s borderless economy: his escape from the household model LAURENCE S.

The critical tone of the previous chapters is maintained in the next two. Bensaïd’s “The organizational indetermination of spontaneous order in Hayek” and Garrouste’s “The difference between order and organization and the foundations of Hayek’s liberalism” both analyze Hayek’s liberalism. Both start from a comparison between organizations or engineered orders with spontaneous orders. The reason for this confrontation is twofold. First, as both authors notice, Hayek’s defence of liberalism is based to a major extent on his criticism of what he considers to be its alternative, socialism.

To Dupuit, all “goods” produce (public) utility, whether real or imagined, tangible or intangible. Menger was a bit more restrained. g. g. ) in his definition of goods. “All goods,” Menger wrote, “can, I think, be divided into the two classes of material goods (including all forces of nature insofar as they are goods) and of useful human actions (and inactions), the most important of which are labor services” ([1871], 1981, pp. 53, 55). Other interesting contrasts involve qualitative differences in goods and how such differences affect value.

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