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Peter J. Boettke

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Peter Boettke is a Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University and director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.

Peter J. Boettke's Articles

Ludwig von Mises, the Academic

It is time for everyone to celebrate the true Mises – the man of great scientific accomplishment and acclaim, a man whose contributions were recognized by friend and foe alike, who had to show great courage during a time of persecution by the biggest threats to liberty humanity faced in his time, and who at a then relatively advanced age had to re-establish himself in a new culture working in a new language.

- October 17, 2016

The Significance of Mises's Socialism

Socialism is as bold and brilliant of a book as has ever been penned in the fields of economics and political economy.

- September 01, 2016

Government Caused the "Great Stagnation"

Incomes have stagnated because the economy has run out of ways to outgrow the state.

- January 19, 2016

The House That Uncle Sam Built

In this essay, we trace the path of the recession from its origins in the housing market bubble to the policies offered to cure the aftermath.


Studying Real People

Economists need to apply their tools to real people in the real world. That doesn't mean tossing out statistics and modeling. It means including every other discipline with light to shed on people and our world.

- December 17, 2013

Master Jugglers and Social Engineers

The United States is saddled with a staggering amount of debt. It's time to put aside bad economics and look at how to salvage our financial future. 

- October 22, 2013

The Mystery of the Mundane

Economics is full of research, theories, and statistics. But it's really about learning to see the wonder surrounding us, in mundane things we often take for granted.

- September 26, 2013

Living Economics

Economics is far too important to be left up to professionals. 

- May 30, 2012

Richard Cornuelle (1927-2011)

Richard Cornuelle passed away early Tuesday morning. He was one of the true princes of the modern classical liberal movement.

- April 29, 2011

Dr. Peter J. Boettke Joins FEE Board of Trustees

On behalf of the Foundation for Economic Education’s Board of Trustees and staff, president Lawrence W. Reed announced today the election of Dr. Peter J. Boettke to the organization’s Board of Trustees.

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