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Richard Vedder

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Vedder is Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Economics and Faculty Associate, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University.

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Education Meltdown


08/31/1998Mises Daily Articles
Is the market share of education held by universities posed for a long-term decline?
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Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America

U.S. Economy

Professors Vedder and Gallaway provide a comprehensive examination of unemployment in the last century of American economic history, using a persuasive mix of Austrian theory (on money and business cycle), empirical methods, and narrative history.
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Review of Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, by Robert A. Margo

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Margo concludes what Austrian economists have surmised all along, namely that the rise in real wages during this period very closely approximated the rise in worker productivity.


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How Big Is the Austrian Tent? A Reply to Barnett and Block

Austrian Economics Overview

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It appears that the obvious intent of the recent paper by Professor Barnett and Professor Block (2006), “Gallaway and Vedder on Stabilization Policy,” is to reveal to the Austrian community


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Hoover and Wages in the Depression: A Comment on Douglas MacKenzie: A Rejoinder

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is suggested in Daniel Kuehn’s article in this issue (2011) that MacKenzie (2010) is wrong about Hoover’s effectiveness in pushing a high wage policy that caused high unemployment.


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