Working Papers

Mont Pèlerin 1947

Author: 
Bruce Caldwell
Publication Number: 
2020-02
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

This paper is the first draft of the first substantive chapter of volume 2 of my biography with Hansjoerg Klausinger of F. A. Hayek. It looks at the first meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society.

Karl Menger’s Unfinished Biography of His Father: New Insights into Carl Menger’s Life through 1889

Author: 
Reinhard Schumacher and Scott Scheall
Publication Number: 
2020-01
Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020

During the last years of his life, the mathematician Karl Menger worked on a biography of his father, the economist and founder of the Austrian School of Economics, Carl Menger. The younger Menger never finished the work. While working in the Menger collections at Duke University’s David M.

European Economics and the Early Years of the “International Seminar on Macroeconomics”

Author: 
Aurélien Goutsmedt, Matthieu Renault, and Francesco Sergi
Publication Number: 
2019-22
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

The International Seminar on Macroeconomics (ISoM) is an annual conference, which was co-sponsored, during 15 years (1978-1993) by the French EHESS and the NBER. This article uncovers the scientific and institutional dynamics unrolling from this cooperation.

John Stuart Mill and China: Peeking behind China’s Stationary State

Author: 
Yue Xiao
Publication Number: 
2019-21
Publication Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019

Current literature on John Stuart Mill’s writings about Asia has mainly focused on his influence in India because of Mill’s 35-year career in the East India Company. Scholars in both China and the West have not paid attention to Mill’s views on China.

Samuelson on Populist Democracy, Fascist Capitalism, and the Vicissitudes of South American Economic Development (1948-1997)

Author: 
Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2019-20
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Paul Samuelson was attracted to the economic dynamics of South American countries because of the links between economic performance and political factors.

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