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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.

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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.

    Peter Boettke & Anja Shortland on Lost Art

    Peter Boettke & Anja Shortland on Lost Art

    Countless dollars of art are stolen or looted every year, yet governments often consider art theft a luxury problem. With limited public law enforcement, what prevents thieves, looters, and organized criminal gangs from flooding the market with stolen art? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke and Anja Shortland explore this question and many others as they discuss volume one of Shortland's "Lost Art: The Art Loss Register Casebook." As part of the conversation, we'll also hear how Shortland's career in studying illicit markets has developed and how private governance institutions arise when public governance measures fall short.

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    • 53 min
    Exploring Economic Sociology — Peter Boettke & Richard Wagner

    Exploring Economic Sociology — Peter Boettke & Richard Wagner

    *Audio Notice*: Due to the nature of this recording, listeners may find the audio quality reduced for this episode.

    On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue a series on topics in economic sociology hosted by Peter Boettke. He is joined in this episode by Richard Wagner as they discuss the work of Vilfredo Pareto and his contributions to the field of economics, centered on Pareto's conception of economic vs. social equilibrium. Additionally, Boettke & Wagner detail the successful elements of theoretical constructions and the usefulness of different analytical tools for economic reasoning.

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    • 58 min
    Exploring Economic Sociology — Peter Boettke & Bobbi Herzberg

    Exploring Economic Sociology — Peter Boettke & Bobbi Herzberg

    On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue a series of lectures on topics in economic sociology hosted by Peter Boettke. He is joined in this episode by Bobbi Herzberg as they explore her time learning from and working with the Ostroms. Herzberg explains how the Ostroms shaped her conception of political economy and demonstrated to her how to be intellectually curious and a lifelong learner. Herzberg also recounts her time as department chair, including the lessons she learned in balancing research and leadership in academia.

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    • 51 min
    Exploring Economic Sociology — Peter Boettke & Jordan Lofthouse

    Exploring Economic Sociology — Peter Boettke & Jordan Lofthouse

    On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue a series on topics in economic sociology hosted by Peter Boettke. He is joined in this episode by Jordan Lofthouse as they discuss his research into the institutions of Native American reservations. Jordan also explains his academic background in geography and how a paper by James Buchanan ultimately sparked a change in his views on political economy. Additionally, the pair discuss the challenges of doing fieldwork in economics, the explanatory power of fieldwork, and how individuals can effectively communicate their findings in academic contexts.

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    • 55 min
    "Money and the Rule of Law" Book Panel

    "Money and the Rule of Law" Book Panel

    Constrained discretion is held up as the reigning paradigm for central banks. But no matter how smart or well-intentioned central bankers are, discretionary policy contains information and incentive problems that make macroeconomic stability systematically unlikely. On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we'll hear a book panel discussion on "Money and the Rule of Law," written by Peter Boettke, Alexander Salter, and Daniel Smith. Salter presents the book's main argument for general, predictable rules to provide a sturdier foundation for economic growth and prosperity. He is joined on the panel by David Beckworth, Lawrence White, and Daniel Smith. The panel is moderated by Peter Boettke.

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    Lawrence White & Scott Sumner on "The Money Illusion"

    Lawrence White & Scott Sumner on "The Money Illusion"

    Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Scott Sumner and Lawrence White engage with this question as part of a broader discussion of Sumner's new book, "The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy." As part of the discussion, Sumner and White address the 2008 crisis in the context of fundamental questions regarding what type of monetary framework provides the best environment for a flourishing market economy. The pair address the use of tools such as nominal GDP targeting to foster this enviornment and consider the school of thought known as "market monetarism," for which Sumner is a leading advocate.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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