Forgotten or Neglected Classics in Economics that Modern Students Should Be Reading
By Peter Boettke
Many years ago I wrote an essay for Liberty Fund entitled “Why Read the Classics in Economics?” and I explained that besides the aesthetic value of working through old ideas, there was a very real pragmatic value because these older works can improve our contemporary theorizing. Yes, there is beauty in philosophy, art, and science, and we must appreciate that beauty. I would even argue we should be in awe of the achievements of past thinkers. But philosophy, art, and...
The genre of introductions to Austrian economics has always been a troublesome one. Leaping right into the core books of the school has frequently been a problem for non-specialists. Thankfully, the last decade or so has seen several attempts to fill this gap, and all...
Hi Professor Boettke,
Have you looked at the new book, Chicago Price Theory?
I've been reading it and watching the accompanying youtube lectures and have been quite enjoying it. How do you feel that this book fits within the realm of the history of price theory, as continued from Alfred Marshall, through Robbins, Samuelson, and other less known contributors to price theory such as Buchanan? is it a classic-to-be?
Thanks so much and have a great day!