Monday, January 10, 2011

Economists Used to Believe This

PETER BOETTKE has a very interesting post about the conceptual context for the work of Israel Kirzner. Students in economics classrooms today may be interested in the history of economic thought that Boettke describes in his post. I think there is a significant delay between where economic analysis is currently and what is presented in undergraduate textbooks and course work. Thus, as you read Boettke's history you may recognize that much undergraduate economics is consistent with a conceptual economic framework that was the foundation of the economic discipline some decades ago. I think this is especially true with respect to the analysis of entrepreneurship, public policy, and prosperity.

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