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Boettke, Peter J.

Works: 184 works in 586 publications in 3 languages and 8,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director, Honoree, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Peter J Boettke
Calculation and coordination : essays on socialism and transitional political economy by Peter J Boettke( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living economics : yesterday, today, and tomorrow by Peter J Boettke( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively book illuminates how economics affects all walks of life, whether in the marketplace, voting booth, church, family, or any human activity. Boettke believes that economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches on the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations are at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living with. So teaching and learning economics are high stakes ventures"--Book cover
Revisiting Hayek's political economy( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in Austrian Economics is a research annual whose editorial policy is to publish original research articles on Austrian economics. Each volume attempts to apply the insights of Austrian economics and related approaches to topics that are of current interest in economics and cognate disciplines. Volume 21 exemplifies this focus by highlighting key research from the Austrian tradition of economics with other research traditions in economics and related areas.--
Market theory and the price system by Israel M Kirzner( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook on contemporary Austrian economics( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Handbook looks through the lens of the latest generation of scholars at the main propositions believed by so-called 'Austrians'
Why perestroika failed : the politics and economics of socialist transformation by Peter J Boettke( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and German and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorbachev's reforms brought high hopes in the West and empty shelves in the East. Why Perestroika Failed argues that successful reform is only possible on the basis of a sound understanding of market and political processes. Using an Austrian market process approach to analyse the economics of the Soviet system, and a public choice one to sound understanding of market and political address the political dimension, Boettke argues that Gorbachev's reforms were always destined to fail. In part perestroika failed because it was never really implemented. But nonetheless, even if all the major proposals and decrees had been scrupulously adhered to, they would not have produced the structural changes necessary to revive the former Soviet economy. Knowing why perestroika failed is crucially important as the former Soviet republics and East and Central Europe try and chart a new course
The Collapse of development planning by Peter J Boettke( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom has it that government management of the economy is the means to transform a backward economy into a dynamic, modern one. Yet, after decades of international aid programs, development planning is today largely perceived as a failure paralyzed by its own bureaucracy and inefficiency. Despite billions of dollars of investment, development successes are few and far between and waste and mismanagement abounds. This book showcases a diverse range of development experiences in order to ascertain the reasons for this quagmire. Case studies of development planning in China, India
The role of government in the history of economic thought( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Role of Government in the History of Economic Thought examines a controversial area of economic analysis: the appropriate role of government within the economic system. If the first two-thirds of the twentieth century were dominated by the active involvement of economists in government policymaking, blurring the lines between the spheres of economics and politics, then the last several decades have witnessed something of a reversion to the classical economics of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill
The Elgar companion to Austrian economics by Peter J Boettke( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work features more than 80 specially-commissioned entries on key concepts relating to Austrian economics. It highlights the common ground between all the branches of Austrian economics while demonstrating the diversity of the school. Each entry is followed by list of references for suggested readings. This companion reflects the many areas where Austrian economists have made contributions, including technical economics, methodology of the social sciences, political theory and political science. It includes contributions from an international group of scholars whose work has been associate
The political economy of Soviet socialism : the formative years, 1918-1928 by Peter J Boettke( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a narrative of one of the more interesting utopian experiments in comparative political and economic history: the first decade of the Soviet experience with socialism (1918-1928). Though historical and textual analysis, the book’s goal is to render this experience intelligible, to get at the meaning of the Soviet experience with socialism for comparative political economy today. The book examines the texts of Lenin, Bukharin, and other revolutionaries, as well as the interpretations of contemporary historians of the revolution and the writings of more recent interpreters of Soviet political and economic history. Arguing that the first three years of the Bolshevik regime (1918-1921) constitute an attempt to carry out the Marxian ideal of comprehensive central planning, and that the disastrous results, which all commentators agree occurred, were the inevitable outcome of this Marxian ideal coming into conflict with the economic reality of the coordination problem that all economic systems face, the book draws clear conclusions and elucidates the air of mystery that often surrounds the subject.  Offering a radical challenge to contemporary comparative political economy at the level of high theory, applied research, and public policy, this book is appropriate for students and scholars interested in Marxism, economic history, political economy, and Austrian economics
Challenging institutional analysis and development : the Bloomington school by Paul Dragoș Aligică( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important volume presents a systematic analysis of the Bloomington Institutional and Development (IAD) Research Program that developed a unique and extremely successful combination of interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical approaches for the study of social sciences
The economic way of thinking by Paul T Heyne( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the basic principles of micro - and macroeconomic analysis and shows a method of reasoning that teaches them how to apply these principles as tools. It offers a method of reasoning to think like an economist through example and application and also shows how not to think, by exposing errors in popular economic reasoning
The market process : essays in contemporary Austrian economics( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. A. Hayek : Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy by Peter J Boettke( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the life and work of Austrian-British economist, political economist, and social philosopher, Friedrich Hayek. Set within a context of the recent financial crisis, alongside the renewed interest in Hayek and the Hayek-Keynes debate, the book introduces the main themes of Hayek's thought. These include the division of knowledge, the importance of rules, the problems with planning and economic management, and the role of constitutional constraints in enabling the emergence of unplanned order in the market by limiting the perverse incentives and distortions in information often associated with political discretion. Key to understanding Hayek's development as a thinker is his emphasis on the knowledge problem that economic decision makers face and how alternative institutional arrangements either hinder or assist them in overcoming that epistemic dilemma. Hayek saw order emerging from individual action and responsibility under the appropriate institutional order that itself emerges from actors discovering new and better ways to coordinate their behavior. This book will be of interest to all those keen to gain a deeper understanding of this great 20th century thinker in economics. Peter Boettke is University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, at George Mason University, USA.--
The Oxford handbook of Austrian economics( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics' provides an overview of the main methodological, analytical, and practical implications of the Austrian school of economics. This intellectual tradition in economics and political economy has a long history that dates back to Carl Menger in the late nineteenth century. The various contributions discussed in this book all reflect this 'tension' of an orthodox argumentative structure (rational choice and invisible hand) to address heterodox problem situations (uncertainty, differential knowledge, ceaseless change)
Institutional economics : property, competition, policies by Wolfgang Kasper( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoroughly revised, extended and updated edition of a critically acclaimed textbook provides an accessible and cohesive introduction to the burgeoning discipline of institutional economics. Requiring only a basic understanding of economics, this lucid and well-written text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students wanting to understand the problems of the real world - such as entrepreneurship, innovation, the cost of the welfare state, international financial crises, and economic development. As institutional economics is now revolutionising policy making, the
Paths to property : approaches to institutional change in international development by Karol Boudreaux( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sub-Saharan Africa has received tens of billions of dollars in foreign aid over the last fifty years, yet economic development has remained elusive. In many countries absolute poverty has increased and life expectancy has declined. Karol Boudreaux and Paul Aligica argue that instead of traditional approaches to development policy, the focus needs to be on adoption of sound political and legal institutions, with clearly defined and enforced private property rights to encourage entrepreneurship and economic growth. The authors examine several case studies of property rights reform in the developing world and suggest that universal policies applied regardless of local culture and tradition tend to fail. Reforms are more likely to succeed when they evolve gradually and are tailored to local norms and values rather than imposed from above by governments, aid agencies and supranational institutions
The economic way of thinking / Paul Heyne, Peter J. Boettke, David L. Prychitko by Paul T Heyne( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Friedrich von Hayek( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic point of view : an essay in the history of economic thought by Israel M Kirzner( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Calculation and coordination : essays on socialism and transitional political economy
Market theory and the price systemHandbook on contemporary Austrian economicsWhy perestroika failed : the politics and economics of socialist transformationThe role of government in the history of economic thoughtThe Elgar companion to Austrian economicsThe political economy of Soviet socialism : the formative years, 1918-1928Challenging institutional analysis and development : the Bloomington schoolThe economic way of thinking
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Boettke, P.

Boettke, P. J. 1960-

Boettke, Peter.

Boettke, Peter 1960-

Boettke, Peter J.

Boettke, Peter Joseph 1960-

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Peter Boettke economista estadounidense

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Peter J. Boettke US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

뵛키, 피터 J

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