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Hayek Program Podcast

Summary: 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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 Deirdre McCloskey on Bourgeois Dignity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:27

In this archived episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Distinguished Affiliated Fellow Deirdre McCloskey considers the insights and findings of her book "Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World" in a presentation hosted by the George Mason University Economics Society. Listen as McCloskey details the 17th and 18th century rise of capitalism and how economic change depends less on foreign trade, investment, or material causes, and more on ideas and what people believe. CC Music: Twisterium

 Peter Boettke & Mario Rizzo on Studying in Austrian Economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:28

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we visit the archives for a discussion on studying in Austrian economics between Peter Boettke & Mario Rizzo, Associate Professor of Economics at New York University and Director of the Foundations of the Market Economy Program. In it, Rizzo recounts his time spent in Austrian economics, both in learning about the field and in trying to establish programs of study in it, followed by a general discussion on Austrian economics, specifically the economics of time and ignorance. CC Music: Twisterium

 Celebrating James Buchanan’s Contributions to Social Philosophy and Political Economy (2010 Event) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:59

*Note*: Due to the style and age of recording for this particular event, some audio quality issues may persist. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In this archived episode of the Hayek Program Podcast from 2010, we revisit an event where Professor Emeritus of Economics at George Mason University and Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. This event was co-hosted by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Liberty Fund, the George Mason University Economics Department, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and took place at Mason’s Fairfax campus. The panel discussion of Buchanan’s work was led by the Dean Emeritus of the GMU Law School, Henry Manne, who was joined by: • Amartya K. Sen, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, 1998, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University • Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, 2009, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, Indiana University • James M. Buchanan, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, 1986, Professor Emeritus of Economics, George Mason University • Alan G. Merten, Former President of George Mason University • Daniel Houser, Professor of Economics, George Mason University • Chris Talley, Former President & CEO of Liberty Fund (now the chairman of the board of trustees for the Winchester Foundation) CC Music: Twisterium

 Peter Boettke & Alain Marciano on the James Buchanan Archives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:17

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke talks with Alain Marciano on the details of his ongoing work in the James Buchanan archives. Discover the joys and challenges of archival research as they discuss how the archives add a new dimension to Buchanan’s persona and what clues they give into his thought and process. Additionally, hear what lessons Alain Marciano has learned in his time with the archives and how his own view of Buchanan has developed during this time. CC Music: Twisterium

 Christopher Coyne & Anja Shortland on Kidnap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:36

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Christopher Coyne interviews Anja Shortland on her book "Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business." Listen as they unpack the many puzzles of kidnapping, such as which incentives influence the perpetrators, how a powerful private governance system has ordered the negotiation and transaction process, why most kidnappings end peacefully, and what happens when kidnapping goes wrong. CC Music: Twisterium

 Peter Boettke and Karen Vaughn on Academic Entrepreneurship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:06

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke interviews Hayek Program Emeritus Distinguished Senior Fellow, Karen Vaughn, on academic entrepreneurship. Dr. Vaughn recounts her role in the early days of George Mason University's Economics Department and the creation of its PhD program in Economics. She also discusses James Buchanan’s move to Mason and the development and evolution of several professional organizations, including the History of Economics Society and the Southern Economic Association. CC Music: Twisterium

 Peter Boettke and Karen Vaughn on Life as an Austrian Economist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:55

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke interviews Hayek Program Emeritus Distinguished Senior Fellow, Karen Vaughn, on her career as an Austrian economist. During the conversation she tells of how she became interested in Austrian economics, recounts her work on the socialist calculation debate, and proposes ways for contemporary and future Austrians to best explain the market process to those unfamiliar with it. CC Music: Twisterium

 Jayme Lemke and Karen Vaughn on Women in Economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:18

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke sits down with Hayek Program Emeritus Distinguished Senior Fellow Karen Vaughn to discuss her career as a woman in the field of economics as both a professor and department chair at George Mason University. Dr. Vaughn recounts her experiences balancing the responsibilities of being both a scholar and a mother at a time when few women were involved in economics. Additionally, she details why a pro-market stance helps women, offers advice on how future generations can help women in economics, and discusses prioritizing quality over quantity in scholarly publications. CC Music: Twisterium

 Lawrence H. White And David Beckworth On The Legacy Of Allan H. Meltzer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:11

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Lawrence H. White and David Beckworth discuss the legacy and work of Allan H. Meltzer as laid out in a recent book edited by Beckworth, "Reflections on Allan H. Meltzer’s Contributions to Monetary Economics and Public Policy." During the conversation, they covered the details of Meltzer's life as an economist and how his work continues to influence other monetarists today as well as Meltzer’s views on monetary rules and fiat money versus the gold standard. CC Music: Twisterium

 Peter Boettke and Eileen Norcross on Public Governance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:58

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke discusses his latest book, "Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective", with Eileen Norcross, the Vice President of Policy Research and a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center. During the conversation, Peter Boettke and Eileen Norcross touch upon the main themes of public governance from a polycentric order and how this order differs from the traditional public governance approaches. CC Music: Twisterium

 F.A. Hayek on Social Evolution and the Origins Of Tradition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:46

In this 1984 lecture, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Market Processes in conjunction with the George Mason University Economics department, Nobel-Laureate F. A. Hayek discusses the evolution of morality and social norms, arguing that they result from unplanned, emergent processes. He contrasts this conclusion with other philosophical accounts of law and morality. CC Music: Twisterium

 "Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective" Book Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:53

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we begin the spring semester with a book panel discussion of Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective written by Paul Dragos Aligica, Peter J. Boettke, and Vlad Tarko. Peter Boettke began the discussion with an overview of the book and the ongoing debate about governance generated by the recent populist and paternalist challenges to democracy and liberalism. Then Eileen Norcross, Vice President of Policy Research at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Justin Ross, an Associate Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington provide commentary on the book. CC Music: Twisterium

 Loren Lomasky on "Justice at a Distance" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:15

The current global-justice literature starts from the premise that world poverty results mostly from the actions of governments and citizens of rich countries. As a result, it recommends vast coercive transfers of wealth from rich to poor societies alongside stronger governance. But is it possible that global injustice is actually home-grown? If so, how can we alleviate poverty? What duties do we owe the world’s poor? In this throwback episode of the Hayek Program Podcast on "Justice at a Distance", Loren Lomasky argues that native restrictions to freedom lie at the root of poverty and stagnation, and that free markets in goods, services, and labor are capable of alleviating poverty. CC Music: Twisterium

 'Humanomics' Book Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:25

On this episode of the podcast, the Hayek Program hosts a book panel on “Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century” by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith and Bart Wilson. In the panel, participants explore the main themes and applications of the book including how integrating insights from Adam Smith’s work into contemporary empirical analysis helps to shape economic betterment as a science of human beings. Charlie Holt and Ryan Hanley join Vernon Smith and Bart Wilson on the panel as Peter Boettke moderates. CC Music: Twisterium

 Elizabeth Rhodes on a 21st Century Vision for Economic Security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:04

In our final installment of the Hayek Program’s 2019 Future of Work Conference, we hear from Elizabeth Rhodes, research director for the Basic Income Project at Y Combinator Research. In her talk, she shares her research experiences in projects relating to a guaranteed basic income, including research on how she believes recent economic growth has been unevenly distributed and how intergenerational mobility has decreased. She also focuses on how the nature of modern jobs has changed and what can be done to address these changes while also addressing deficiencies in the current social safety net.

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