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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe, an Austrian School economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and a lifetime member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is married to economist Dr. A. Gulcin Imre Hoppe and resides with his wife in Istanbul.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe was born on September 2, 1949, in Peine, West Germany. He attended the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for studies in Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. (Philosophy, 1974) and his “Habilitation” (Sociology and Economics, 1981), both from the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

He taught at several German universities as well as at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center for Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy. In 1986, he moved from Germany to the United States, to study under Murray Rothbard. He remained a close associate of Rothbard until his death in January, 1995.

An Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, he is currently Professor of Economics at UNLV, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies (2005–2009), and founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society (2006–present).

In addition to his English-language books, Professor Hoppe is the author of Handeln und Erkennen (Bern 1976); Kritik der kausalwissenschaftlichen Sozialforschung (Opladen 1983); Eigentum, Anarchie und Staat (Opladen 1987) and numerous articles on philosophy, economics and the social sciences.

What A Divided Berlin Still Teaches Us Today

Mises DailyNovember 13, 2014
Berlin provides us with an example that comes as close to that of a controlled social experiment as one could probably hope to get.

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The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

Audio/VideoOctober 29, 2014
In a free market, entrepreneurs profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase, writes Hans-Hermann Hoppe. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

Mises DailySeptember 13, 2014
In a free market, entrepreneurs can only profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase. In a state-controlled market, however, the lure of profit through government force draws many away from the voluntary exchange of the marketplace to the violence of government-...

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How Entrepreneurs Make Society Better

JournalsSeptember 7, 2014
The capitalist entrepreneur acts with a specific goal in mind: to attain a monetary profit.

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Property, Causality, and Liability

Journals
oth the establishment of property rights and their violation spring from actions: acts of appropriation and expropriation. However, in addition to a physical appearance, actions also have an internal, subjective aspect.

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