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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, Distinguished Senior Fellow with the 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, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished 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.

The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture

Audio/VideoMarch 14, 2015
Sponsored by James Walker. The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, bringing together leading scholars doing research in this vibrant and influential intellectual tradition. The conference is hosted by the Mises Institute at...

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

Audio/VideoFebruary 17, 2015
Hoppe's eye-opening monograph will revolutionize the way you view society and the state.

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Economic Science and the Austrian Method

Audio/VideoDecember 30, 2014
A definitive defense of the methodological foundations of Austrian economics. Download the complete audio book.

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

BooksNovember 18, 2014
In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head.

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What A Divided Berlin Still Teaches Us Today

Audio/VideoNovember 25, 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, writes Hans Hoppe. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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