About Mises

Watercolor Painting of the Mises Institute Campus

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.

Read more

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

The Christiana Resistance: The First Shots of the Civil War

Chris Calton looks at one of the first episodes of armed resistance to the Fugitive Slave Acts.

Chris Calton on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Chris Calton: The March to America's Civil War

Chris Calton, host of the Mises Institute's Historical Controversies podcast, is back with a fascinating account of the...

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws.


The Progressive Era

Patrick Newman provides a guide for highlights and major themes of Murray Rothbard’s recently published book.

Liliana Stern on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Dr. Liliana Stern on Growing Up in the USSR

Jeff Deist and Dr. Liliana Stern discuss the horrors of life under communism.

Progressive Era cover 750x516 v2_1.jpg

The Progressive Era

Rothbard’s posthumous masterpiece is the definitive book on the Progressives.

Shield icon library