Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Hayek the Neoclassical Font: A Review Essay on Hayek’s Challenge

The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Volume 11, No. 2 (2008)


Caldwell sets out to answer the question: what can neoclassical economists of the late twentieth/early twenty-first century, learn from Hayek’s writings? His reply constitutes an intellectual tour de force of the neoclassical approach. If neoclassical economists read only one book on Hayek, this would have to be it. Caldwell is not just sympathetic and open, his objective is nothing less than to demonstrate to neoclassical economists, clearly and trenchantly, just how much they have to gain from certain of Hayek’s writings. He succeeds remarkably.


Shenoy, Sudha. “Hayek the Neoclassical font: A Review Essay on Hayek’s Challenge.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 11, No. 2 (2008): 144–153.

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