Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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Review: American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

U.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

07/23/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Quinn’s American Bonds shows that the federal government’s credit policies were important factors behind the particular evolution of securitization and credit markets in the United States.
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Review: The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

BitcoinMonetary PolicyGold Standard

07/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This book is a rarity: a reasonable treatment of bitcoin from the point of view of Austrian economics.
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Review: Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

Monetary PolicyBusiness Cycles

07/04/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Brendan Brown reviews "Narrative Economics," which argues that "economic fluctuations are substantially driven by contagion of oversimplified and easily transmitted variants of economic narratives."
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Review: Prosperity and Liberty: What Venezuela Needs…

Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyFree MarketsSocialism

06/30/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
David Gordon reviews Prosperity and Liberty , a compilation of essays on Venezuela's wrecked economy and plans for reconstruction, edited by Rafael Acevedo.
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Review: Beyond Brexit: A Programme for UK Reform

Economic PolicyMacroeconomics

06/29/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
George Pickering reviews the Policy Reform Group's Beyond Brexit: A Programme for UK Reform , a series of essays on the Great Recession and Britain's retreat from the global economy's forefront.
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Review: Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower

Book ReviewsEducation

06/20/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Unprofitable Schooling is the go-to book for anyone who wants to understand, in depth, the debates raging about why, and even whether, the academy is in such a sorry state.
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Review: Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost


06/03/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Jeffrey Degner reviews Caitlin Zaloom's Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost and finds that while the anthropological approach led to interesting anecdotes, Zaloom's economics fall short.
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Rothbard on the Economics of Slavery

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

05/28/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Published here for the first time is Rothbard's note on the economics of antebellum slavery. Mark Thornton comments on the paper, which criticizes the method of the New Economic History.
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Remembering Oskar Morganstern

History of the Austrian School of Economics

05/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In this article in our “Remembering” series, we commemorate the well-known economist Oskar Morgenstern, best known as the codeveloper of modern game theory with John von Neumann.
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Remembering Ulrich Fehl, German Economist and Prominent Scholar with a Deep Knowledge of Austrian Economics

Capital and Interest Theory

05/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Ulrich Fehl, professor emeritus at Marburg University, passed away November 9, 2019. Prof. Fehl is remembered in this tribute by his student, Peter Engelhard
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