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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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Festschrift: Reflecting on the Work of Bruce Yandle

10/17/2018
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This week on the Hayek Program podcast we join a panel of commentators reflecting on the work of Bruce Yandle. The panel shares their personal anecdotes, cherished experiences, and excellent stories gained during a lifetime of interacting with Bruce, who adds his own anecdotes on life and reflections on his entry into economics. Join us for this memorable episode in celebrating the living legacy of Bruce Yandle! CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:00:51:59

"Tyranny Comes Home" Book Panel

9/26/2018
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Christopher Coyne and a panel of his peers sit down to discuss "Tyranny Comes Home," written by Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall. Coyne discusses the main highlights of the book, including the domestic and foreign effects of US militarism. Following Coyne's address, we hear from a panel of commentators, each offering their sundry insights, comments, and suggestions on the book. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:22:59

Chris Coyne and Jennifer Murtazashvili on Foreign Aid and Development

8/22/2018
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On this episode of the podcast, Christopher Coyne, Associate Director of the Hayek Program, interviews Jennifer B. Murtazashvili on her work with local governments and informal institutions in Central Eurasia. As part of the conversation, Dr. Murtazashvili shares her personal experience and research from Uzbekistan and Afghanistan on the state-building process, the role of customs in influencing informal institutions, and the effect of foreign aid on economic and institutional development....

Duration:01:13:17

'Doing the Right Thing': Economics as a Moral Science with Erwin Dekker and Arjo Klamer

8/8/2018
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What should be the focus of economics as a science? Arjo Klamer, Professor of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, believes that modern economics has developed a narrow scope, focusing too much on objectivity and the logic of markets. Erwin Dekker, a former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Hayek Program, sits down with Dr. Klamer to discuss his recent work, which seeks to restore economics as a moral science. Klamer also discusses his past work and its...

Duration:01:02:47

Donald Boudreaux Talks with Richard Wagner about James Buchanan and UVA

7/25/2018
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In the mid-1960s, the University of Virginia had an impressive economics department with scholars such as James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Ronald Coase, Leland Yeager, and G. Warren Nutter. In 1963, Richard Wagner began his PhD in economics at UVA. What exactly led Richard Wagner to UVA for his graduate studies? What was it like to take classes and work with these notable scholars? Hayek Program scholar Richard Wagner discusses all of this and more with colleague Donald Boudreaux on this...

Duration:00:43:47

William F. Shughart II on Applied Microeconomic Theory and Public Choice

7/11/2018
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program scholar Jayme Lemke interviews William F. Shughart II on the unifying theme of his diverse research and the influences on his career. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:29:44

Bruce Caldwell on F.A. Hayek, Economic History, and His Life's Work

6/27/2018
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke speaks with Professor Bruce Caldwell about his current projects, including an exciting new biography of F.A. Hayek himself. Caldwell talks of his experience and inspirations in directing the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, the significance of his chosen life's work, and the history of the ideas found within it. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:05:26

'WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird' Book Panel

5/28/2018
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In 'WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird', Peter Leeson shows that far from "irrational" or "accidents of history," humanity's most outlandish rituals are ingenious solutions to pressing problems--developed by clever people, driven by incentives, and tailor-made for their time and place. On April 26, 2018, the Hayek Program hosted a book panel featuring author Peter Leeson and scholars Boris Gershman and Steven Pfaff to discuss the theories and implications of Leeson's new book. CC Music:...

Duration:00:46:31

"Markets in Education" with David Schmidtz

5/2/2018
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Charter schools—which are still publicly funded and required to meet basic performance standards for public schools—are a marginal shift toward incorporating the mutually adjusting forces of supply and demand into the public education system. For instance, charter schools have more autonomy in deciding how to budget and meet the performance standards, in shaping their own curricula, and in hiring and firing staff. At our recent Buchanan Speaker Series event, Professor David Schmidtz spoke on...

Duration:00:47:32

"The Value of Rationally Reconstructing Buchanan's Work" with Richard Wagner and Jayme Lemke

3/26/2018
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke interviews Richard Wagner on James Buchanan's life and legacy, his experience studying with James Buchanan, and future directions in Virginia political economy. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:08:06

"Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography" Book Panel

2/15/2018
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Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been at the forefront of New Institutional Economics and Public Choice revolutions, discovering surprising ways in which communities around the world have succeeded in solving difficult collective problems. In 'Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography,' Vlad Tarko takes readers on an intellectual journey through Elinor's career and highlights the theoretical foundations that underpin her research and propel the...

Duration:01:00:03

"Computation and Complexity Theory" with Roger Koppl and Peter Boettke

1/11/2018
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How did Roger Koppl become interested in economics? How did scholars such as Israel Kirzner and William Baumol influence his work throughout his career? What opportunities are there for future study within the realm of complex systems theory and computability in Austrian economics? On this episode, Professor Roger Koppl discusses with Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:29:25

"Austrian Epistemics" with Roger Koppl and Solomon Stein

1/10/2018
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Professor Roger Koppl talks with Hayek Program Research Fellow Solomon Stein about his research on experts, evolution, and the dynamics of epistemics, his career, and in what future direction(s) he thinks Austrian economics will go. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:37:31

"Stateless Commerce" Book Panel

12/19/2017
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How does the 47th Street diamond district in midtown Manhattan continue to thrive as an ethnic trading network? Why hasn't this trading network been displaced by more advanced methods of exchange? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Barak Richman discusses his new book 'Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange.' CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:03:44

Learning from History: Reflections on the 100 Year Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution

11/7/2017
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Senior Fellow Virgil Storr talks with Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke on the history and significance of the Bolshevik Revolution for the 100 year anniversary. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:12:37

"Austrian Growth and Humane Liberalism" with Deirdre McCloskey

11/2/2017
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According to Deirdre McCloskey, liberalism dignifies humanity, empowers ordinary individuals, and inspires discovery and creativity. Listen to her remarks on the role of liberalism and the path to modern civilization for our Hayek Speaker Series event on October 25, 2017. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:00:45:14

'James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy' Book Panel

9/28/2017
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What is the impact of James M. Buchanan's contributions to political economic thought and the fields of law, ethics, and political science? How can his body of work be applied to explore the present and future relevance of his scholarly contributions and insights? CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:02:20

"An Invitation to Inquiry: Austrian Economics as a Progressive Research Program" with Peter Boettke

8/15/2017
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Collectively, the lectures over the past few weeks explore the continuing relevance of the Austrian school of economics as a progressive and enduring research program in contemporary economics and political economy. On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Hayek Program Director Peter Boettke gives an overview of the previous lectures and invites listeners on an intellectual exploration of the potential applications of the mainline economic tradition. CC Music: Twisterium

Duration:01:18:37

"Rationality after Behavioral Economics" with Mario Rizzo

8/9/2017
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In a world of uncertainty, how does a hierarchical application of rules facilitate decision making? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Mario Rizzo explains how the recognition of environmental structure and human limitations lead us to a broader concept of rationality in comparison to the standard neoclassical view. CC Music: Twisterium.

Duration:01:00:07

"Evolution Creates, Entrepreneurs Discover" with Roger Koppl

8/2/2017
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Is creativity of the system or is it within the agents that operate within the system? What is an economic theory of experts? How do the division of knowledge and the division of labor co-evolve? Roger Koppl discusses on this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast. CC Music: Twisterium.

Duration:00:55:56