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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Works Published inAustrian Economics NewsletterThe AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Libertarian PapersArticles of Interest

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty

Hans-Hermann Hoppe is an Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher. He is the founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society.

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.

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Why Mises (and not Hayek)?

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

09/12/2016Mises Daily Articles
Mises and Hayek are widely considered the most eminent liberal thinkers of the twentieth century. But, there are differences in their two legacies.

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Why Democracy Fails

Political Theory

03/11/2016Audio/Video
Hoppe shows how democratic elections often lead to bad results, and also illustrates how political democracy is often incompatible with human liberty.

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Praxeology as Methodology

Praxeology

01/29/2016Audio/Video
Hans-Hermann Hoppe explains why praxeology is the proper economic methodology.

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Democracy: The God That Failed

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
This book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from limited monarchy to unlimited democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy, with all its failings, is a lesser evil than mass democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both as systems of...
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An Austro-Libertarian Reconstruction: Introduction to A Short History of Man

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/29/2015The Austrian
Hoppe explains three of the most momentous events in the history of mankind: the Neolithic Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the origin and development of the State.

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