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We are the worldwide epicenter of the Austrian economics movement.

The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, teaches the scholarship of Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. The liberal intellectual tradition of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) guides us. Accordingly, we seek a profound and radical shift in the intellectual climate: away from statism and toward a private property order. We encourage critical historical research, and stand against political correctness. The Institute serves students, academics, business leaders, and anyone seeking better understanding of the Austrian school of economics and libertarian political theory.

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Minouche Shafik: Apologist for the Experts

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FOMC Minutes: More of the Same

The FOMC minutes revealed a Fed that doesn't know what to do, but pretends like everything's under control.


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Required Reading: Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2017

Listed here are the readings that students must complete before attending RGS 2017. All materials are available on...


Why the "Experts" Can't Agree About Fed Rate Hikes

When should the Fed raise rates? Mainstream economists rely on statistics, but reject the necessary theory by which to...

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What's In Store for the Next Four Years?

Law scholar Allen Mendenhall discusses Trump, the Supreme Court, and the future of the judiciary in the United States.