Courses on Economics

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6. Mises in His Prime

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/26/2007Audio/Video
Mises was in his prime from 1920-1934 while he was 39-53 years old. Three main areas in these years were certain people, his intellectual contributions, and other work.
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7. Years in Geneva

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/26/2007Audio/Video
Mises left Vienna for six years in Geneva, 1934 – 1940, to write his treatise and leave behind the Austrian branch of the Nazi Party. In Geneva, Mises held the Chair for International Relations.
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5. A Copernican Shift

BiographiesWorld HistoryAustrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/25/2007Audio/Video
Mises’ socialist calculation argument reshaped the debate about socialism. It was not true that socialism could work and could use the same techniques as capitalism. The book Socialism had a decisive impact on Hayek and other rising economists.
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4. The Great War and Its Aftermath

BiographiesWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/25/2007Audio/Video
Mises was not surprised by WWI, 1914-1920. He was posted on the Northern Front of the Austro-Hungarian towns as a Lieutenant in an artillery unit.
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3. Theory of Money and Credit

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

07/24/2007Audio/Video
This 1912 book is Mises’ first great theory. Mises agreed with Menger about the spontaneous emergence of money. No government is needed. Mises used a logical proof called the regression theory. It explained why money is demanded in its own right.
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2. The Austrian School Around 1900

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/24/2007Audio/Video
Carl Menger (b. 1840) dared to create something he called the Austrian School of Economics. His was a new way of doing economic analysis. He sided with Aristotle’s realism.
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1. Formative Years

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/23/2007Audio/Video
Why did Mises do certain things in response to certain events? This first full biography of Mises seeks to answer those many questions. In the first four chapters, Hulsmann covers Mises’ roots.
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10. Banking and the Business Cycle

Money and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

06/16/2007Audio/Video
We have today a hybrid of two forms of banking – loan banking (non-inflationary) and deposit banking (inflationary if not 100% reserve holdings). The cause of booms is the credit expansion by central banks that is not backed by pools of private savings.
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9. Money and Prices

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and MethodologyPrices

06/15/2007Audio/Video
In the history of money, bartering was awkward because wants were not divisible. Direct exchange depended upon a double coincidence of wants. Demand for a medium of exchange grew until a general medium of exchange emerged, like gold and silver.
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8. Competition and Monopoly

Austrian Economics OverviewMonopoly and Competition

06/15/2007Audio/Video
Competition can mean rivalry or freedom. All firms must serve the preferences of consumers in order to exist. Monopoly has historically been an artificial privilege granted by the state.
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