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The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements are to some extent open to conscious selection, as well as the appreciation that the type of arrangements that are selected within a society can influence significantly the economic, political, and moral character of that society. The Hayek Program Podcast is partially funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation on "Work, Self-governance, and the Challenge of Unsustainable Dependency." The Grant is for a three-year project to explore the themes of work and self-governance as well as the root causes and consequences of the modern shift toward a greater reliance on government efforts to solve collective challenges.

The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements are to some extent open to conscious selection, as well as the appreciation that the type of arrangements that are selected within a society can influence significantly the economic, political, and moral character of that society. The Hayek Program Podcast is partially funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation on "Work, Self-governance, and the Challenge of Unsustainable Dependency." The Grant is for a three-year project to explore the themes of work and self-governance as well as the root causes and consequences of the modern shift toward a greater reliance on government efforts to solve collective challenges.
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The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements are to some extent open to conscious selection, as well as the appreciation that the type of arrangements that are selected within a society can influence significantly the economic, political, and moral character of that society. The Hayek Program Podcast is partially funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation on "Work, Self-governance, and the Challenge of Unsustainable Dependency." The Grant is for a three-year project to explore the themes of work and self-governance as well as the root causes and consequences of the modern shift toward a greater reliance on government efforts to solve collective challenges.

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Episodes

"Why and How Do Social Relations Matter for Economic Lives?" with Viviana Zelizer

10/22/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Viviana Zelizer (Sociology, Princeton University) gives a public lecture to honor Elinor Ostrom in our first Ostrom Speaker Series lecture. Elinor Ostrom’s revolutionary challenge of standard economic arguments bears deep kinship with economic sociologists’ relational accounts of economic life. In this lecture, Zelizer traces economic sociology’s most recent efforts to construct alternative explanations for economic activities, focusing on a set...

Duration:00:58:16

Peter Boettke and Sandra Peart on Leadership, Economic Thought, and Archival Research

10/8/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke sits down with Sandra Peart to tackle a host of topics, beginning with an investigation into balancing the tension between leadership and scholarship in academia. Later in the podcast, the pair discuss several of the great economic thinkers and their insights, with specific emphasis on the question of why economic insights seemed to "flatten out" between J.S. Mill and Frank Knight. Finally, Peter Boettke and Sandra Peart share their...

Duration:01:02:19

"Doing Bad By Doing Good" Book Panel

9/25/2019
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On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program podcast, we revisit Christopher Coyne's "Doing Bad by Doing Good" as part of a book panel discussion. Christopher Coyne is joined by panelists Peter van Buren and Robert Higgs with Peter Boettke moderating.

Duration:01:04:14

'Black Wave' Book Panel

9/9/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, the Hayek Program welcomes Daniel Aldrich to a book panel discussion on the themes and highlights of his recent book, "Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters." Daniel Aldrich is joined on the panel by Laura Grube and Arnold Howitt with Peter Boettke moderating the discussion. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:02:23

East of Eden or West of Babel? Brian Kogelmann and Jayme Lemke on Idealized Philosophy

8/21/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke and Brian Kogelmann enter the philosophical realm to tackle an enduring question about being East of Eden or West of Babel in our philosophical pursuits. Also on the podcast, we'll discover why the tools of philosophy alone can't answer many of the discipline's pressing questions, why moral perfection wouldn't necessarily dictate a socialist society, and how Rawls has shaped the field of philosophy. In closing, we'll also hear how...

Duration:00:43:25

Peter Boettke and Bruce Caldwell on History of Economic Thought

7/31/2019
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In areas of academia the history of economic thought has fallen out of favor, but today's guest on the Hayek Program Podcast argues that a place still exists for it. Join us as Bruce Caldwell and Peter Boettke tackle the history of economic thought and its place within the discipline of economics. Show Highlights: - Bruce Caldwell's experience with history of economic thought - Peter Boettke's story about trying to save history of economic thought at NYU - Why the ability to teach history of...

Duration:01:00:28

Research in the Classical Liberal Tradition with Doug Rasmussen, Doug Den Uyl and Rosolino Candela

7/17/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Rosolino Candela interviews Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen for a discussion about classical liberalism. In it, Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen share their history of working together, elaborate on how their writings have affected their fields of work, and recall the evolution of their works. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:00:30:39

Elinor Ostrom as an Intellectual: An Interview Between Bobbi Herzberg and Vlad Tarko

6/11/2019
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Elinor Ostrom is best known for her work on common pool resources, but, on this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we take a deeper dive into her work as Bobbi Herzberg interviews Vlad Tarko on Elinor Ostrom's role as an intellectual. Learn why students of Elinor Ostrom should start with her work on polycentrism and metropolitan governance, discover the ways in which the Ostroms dealt with skepticism about their work, and understand why Elinor Ostrom was selected for the Nobel Prize in...

Duration:00:47:22

Elinor Ostrom as a Mentor: An Interview Between Vlad Tarko and Bobbi Herzberg

5/29/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the Hayek Program's celebration of Elinor Ostrom as Vlad Tarko, assistant professor and author of 'The Intellectual Biography of Elinor Ostrom,' interviews Hayek Program distinguished senior fellow Bobbi Herzberg on Elinor Ostrom's role as a mentor and friend. Herzberg recounts heartwarming memories from her time working with Elinor Ostrom, including those on Elinor Ostrom's work ethic, humble personality, and role as a bridge to...

Duration:00:33:05

'F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy' Book Panel

5/8/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke leads a book panel discussion of his recent book, 'F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy' as he and the panel explore the life, work, and ideas of one of the twentieth century's great intellectuals. Peter Boettke is joined on the panel by Bruce Caldwell, Sandra Peart, and Paul Lewis. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:06:19

Anarchy Unbound Book Panel

4/24/2019
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On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance in his book, 'Anarchy Unbound.' Relying on experience from the past and present, this book provides evidence of anarchy “working” where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Leeson argues that in some cases anarchy may even outperform government as a system of social organization, and demonstrates where this may occur. 'Anarchy...

Duration:01:04:42

Mark Koyama and Noel Johnson on 'Persecution and Toleration'

4/9/2019
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Most liberal, Western citizens don't have significant worries nowadays about religious persecution in their own countries, but it wasn't always this way. How then did we get to this point on the long road of religious freedom? On this episode, Hayek Program scholar Mark Koyama and Mercatus affiliated scholar Noel Johnson share a conversation on their new book, 'Persecution and Toleration,' (Cambridge University Press 2019) which seeks to answer this question. Johnson and Koyama discuss their...

Duration:00:34:51

'An Invitation to Inquiry' with Peter Boettke

3/26/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast we revisit a lecture by Hayek Program director Peter Boettke, in which he invites listeners on an intellectual exploration of the potential applications of the mainline economic tradition. Boettke discusses the continuing relevance of the Austrian school of economics as a progressive and enduring research program in contemporary economics and political economy and encourages young economists to engage the economic profession with a humble sense of...

Duration:01:19:09

Ginny Choi and Diego Aycinena on Experimental Economics

3/12/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program podcast, Hayek Program Senior Fellow Ginny Choi interviews Diego Aycinena on the use of experimental economics in research. Diego Aycinena discusses his work in the field, elaborates on how he uses social norms to inform his research project, and shows some intriguing results from that project. Later in the conversation, the pair converse about the lessons they learned in graduate school, and Diego Aycinena shares his experience in working with Vernon...

Duration:00:43:56

Private Governance Book Panel

2/26/2019
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Are all of the rules and regulations governing economic activity a product of central planning or legislation? To what extent does privately produced and enforced governance play a role? On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Edward Stringham argues in a panel discussion of his book "Private Governance" that much of what is orderly in the economy can actually be attributed to governing mechanisms devised and enforced by private groups and individuals. Hayek Program director...

Duration:00:56:15

Public Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, and Self-Governance Book Panel

2/12/2019
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Paul Aligica is joined by Jennifer Murtazashvili, Jerry Gaus, and James Johnson as they discuss his book "Public Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, and Self-Governance." Aligica examines what he sees as one of the fundamental challenges still faced by the public choice angle, that being the challenge of irrelevance. In particular, he focuses on the need to develop a constructive side of public choice, not just a criticizing one. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:15:34

Reflections on the Hayek Program with Peter Boettke and Chris Coyne

1/29/2019
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From humble beginnings, the Hayek Program has grown and seen tremendous success as it has developed into one of the nation's premier intellectual groups. On this episode, join us for a trip down memory lane as Hayek Program Directors Peter Boettke and Chris Coyne retrace the formation, history, and significance of the Hayek Program. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:10:25

Peter Boettke and Rosolino Candela on Hayekian Ideas

1/22/2019
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Widely considered as one the most influential economists of the 20th century, F. A. Hayek continues to command the attention of scholars with his life and work. On this episode, Peter Boettke and Rosolino Candela sit down to discuss Boettke's new book F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy (Palgrave, 2018). Boettke presents this new book as focusing less on Hayek as an individual and more on Hayekian ideas. Throughout the discussion Boettke and Candela examine...

Duration:01:04:38

Richard Wagner and Peter Boettke on James Buchanan and F. A. Hayek

1/8/2019
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Peter Boettke sits down with Richard Wagner to revisit some of Wagner's works on the theories of James Buchanan, political economy, and fiscal sociology. Wagner discusses his treatment of Buchanan in 'James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy' in comparison to Boettke's treatment of Hayek in 'F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy,' and the pair take a peek at Wagner's forthcoming work on macroeconomics. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:00:54:00

"Political Capitalism" Book Panel

12/18/2018
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Cronyism and government intervention are hardly unique features of any particular system, and many people simply view them as unfortunate bugs in the larger economy. But what happens when those features become symptomatic of a deeper problem, one reflecting not just flaws in a mixed economy but a totally distinct form of political economy itself? Randall Holcombe of Florida State University tackles this issue in the latest episode of the Hayek Program podcast with a book panel on his new...

Duration:01:08:19