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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.

Hayek Program Podcast F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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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.

    Celebrating James Buchanan’s Contributions to Social Philosophy and Political Economy (2010 Event)

    Celebrating James Buchanan’s Contributions to Social Philosophy and Political Economy (2010 Event)

    *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)


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    Peter Boettke & Alain Marciano on the James Buchanan Archives

    Peter Boettke & Alain Marciano on the James Buchanan Archives

    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.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Christopher Coyne & Anja Shortland on Kidnap

    Christopher Coyne & Anja Shortland on Kidnap

    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.

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    • 56 min
    Peter Boettke and Karen Vaughn on Academic Entrepreneurship

    Peter Boettke and Karen Vaughn on Academic Entrepreneurship

    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.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Peter Boettke and Karen Vaughn on Life as an Austrian Economist

    Peter Boettke and Karen Vaughn on Life as an Austrian Economist

    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.

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    Jayme Lemke and Karen Vaughn on Women in Economics

    Jayme Lemke and Karen Vaughn on Women in Economics

    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.

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

zwansong76 ,

Great content, but...

I enjoy the topics and perspectives presented in this podcast, as it is often difficult to find in-depth treatments of libertarian theory and Austrian economics that aren’t too heavy or technical for the layman. The content is consistently challenging and thought-provoking.

I am held back from a 5-Star review by just one glaring issue: Even the best podcast is no good if you can’t hear it. The audio quality is simply bad, and often whether I’m driving, running, or doing just about anything other than sitting still in a quiet room, I miss half of what is said even at full volume. More than once I’ve deleted an episode after the first 10 minutes or so, just because I can’t follow what the speakers are saying.

Fix the audio, and this would quickly become a 5+ Star review.

Singwingz ,

Stop saying “um” that many times (please) If you want listeners

Show hosts should have public speaking skills If they want their shows to get good ratings. Listening to the July episodes 2019 as my introduction to this podcast, I have not heard anyone say “um” that many times in less than a minute. It’s pretty distracting and I turn the show off. The show does not come across confident about its own message.

Corncobpipe ,

Efficient Way to Get Smarter

I love podcasts that make me smarter quickly. This podcast fits the bill. Hayek’s rich intellectual tradition is deepened here.

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