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Boettke, Peter J.

Works: 136 works in 389 publications in 3 languages and 6,073 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Examinations, questions, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HB97.5, 330
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Most widely held works by Peter J Boettke
Calculation and coordination essays on socialism and transitional political economy by Peter J Boettke( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation This collection of essays from one of the major Austrian economists working in the world today brings together in one place some of his key writings on a variety of economic issues
Living Economics Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Peter J Boettke( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A great supplemental text for the teaching of economics, this book offers a clear perspective and a passion for a deeper understanding of the subject. Economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches upon the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations is at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living within. Touching upon a variety of subjects--including market socialism, political economy, and economics education--this reference contai
Handbook on contemporary Austrian economics ( )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Austrian school of economics was founded in 1871 with the publication of Carl Menger's Principles of Economics. In his book, Menger argued that economic analysis is universally applicable and that the appropriate unit of analysis is man and his choices. These choices, he wrote, are determined by individual subjective preferences and the margin on which decisions are made. The logic of choice, he believed, is the essential building block to the development of a universally valid economic theory. The home of the field moved first to Britain and then on to the US and at present, a diverse mix
Why perestroika failed : the politics and economics of socialist transformation by Peter J Boettke( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gorbachev's reforms brought high hopes in the West and empty shelves in the East. Why Perestroika Failed argues that successful reform is only possible on the basis of a sound understanding of market and political processes. Using an Austrian market process approach to analyse the economics of the Soviet system, and a public choice one to sound understanding of market and political address the political dimension, Boettke argues that Gorbachev's reforms were always destined to fail. In part perestroika failed because it was never really implemented. But nonetheless, even if all the major proposals and decrees had been scrupulously adhered to, they would not have produced the structural changes necessary to revive the former Soviet economy. Knowing why perestroika failed is crucially important as the former Soviet republics and East and Central Europe try and chart a new course
The role of government in the history of economic thought ( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic way of thinking by Paul T Heyne( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For one semester survey courses in general economics Teach your students how to think like economists. The Economic Way of Thinking goes beyond explaining the basic principles of micro- and macroeconomic analysis by showing students a method of reasoning that teaches them how to apply these principles as tools. The authors expose students to a method of reasoning that makes them think like an economist through example and application and also shows them how not to think, by exposing errors in popular economic reasoning. The latest edition has been thoroughly updated with current material
Market theory and the price system by Israel M Kirzner( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Collapse of development planning by Peter J Boettke( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conventional wisdom has it that government management of the economy is the means to transform a backward economy into a dynamic, modern one. Yet, after decades of international aid programs, development planning is today largely perceived as a failure paralyzed by its own bureaucracy and inefficiency. Despite billions of dollars of investment, development successes are few and far between and waste and mismanagement abounds. This book showcases a diverse range of development experiences in order to ascertain the reasons for this quagmire. Case studies of development planning in China, India
The Elgar companion to Austrian economics by Peter J Boettke( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work features more than 80 specially-commissioned entries on key concepts relating to Austrian economics. It highlights the common ground between all the branches of Austrian economics while demonstrating the diversity of the school. Each entry is followed by list of references for suggested readings. This companion reflects the many areas where Austrian economists have made contributions, including technical economics, methodology of the social sciences, political theory and political science. It includes contributions from an international group of scholars whose work has been associate
The political economy of Soviet socialism : the formative years, 1918-1928 by Peter J Boettke( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenging institutional analysis and development : the Bloomington school by Paul Dragoș Aligică( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This important volume presents a systematic analysis of the Bloomington Institutional and Development (IAD) Research Program that developed a unique and extremely successful combination of interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical approaches for the study of social sciences
The market process : essays in contemporary Austrian economics ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutional economics : property, competition, policies by Wolfgang Kasper( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thoroughly revised, extended and updated edition of a critically acclaimed textbook provides an accessible and cohesive introduction to the burgeoning discipline of institutional economics. Requiring only a basic understanding of economics, this lucid and well-written text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students wanting to understand the problems of the real world - such as entrepreneurship, innovation, the cost of the welfare state, international financial crises, and economic development. As institutional economics is now revolutionising policy making, the
Paths to property : approaches to institutional change in international development by Karol Boudreaux( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sub-Saharan Africa has received tens of billions of dollars in foreign aid over the last fifty years, yet economic development has remained elusive. In many countries absolute poverty has increased and life expectancy has declined. Karol Boudreaux and Paul Aligica argue that instead of traditional approaches to development policy, the focus needs to be on adoption of sound political and legal institutions, with clearly defined and enforced private property rights to encourage entrepreneurship and economic growth. The authors examine several case studies of property rights reform in the developing world and suggest that universal policies applied regardless of local culture and tradition tend to fail. Reforms are more likely to succeed when they evolve gradually and are tailored to local norms and values rather than imposed from above by governments, aid agencies and supranational institutions
Market process theories by Peter J Boettke( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic point of view : an essay in the history of economic thought by Israel M Kirzner( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legacy of Friedrich von Hayek ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on capital and interest : an Austrian perspective by Israel M Kirzner( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the three classic essays featured in this book, Professor Kirzner argues that an Austrian approach based on the pure time-preference theory offers an attractive alternative to both the orthodox neoclassical and the heterodox Sraffian approaches to economics. The author takes a subjectivist point of view with all capital and interest phenomenon traced to individual multiperiod plans. Capital is seen, in this perspective, not as an objective mass of tools and equipment, but as the interim state in which inter-locking multiperiod plans have manifested themselves at a particular point. This consistent subjectivism makes it possible to present the pure time (Fetter-Mises) preference theory of interest in understandable terms
Competition and entrepreneurship by Israel M Kirzner( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Context matters institutions and entrepreneurship by Peter J Boettke( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey explores the important connection between institutions and entrepreneurship. Institutions consist of the formal and informal "rules of the game." Entrepreneurs act within a context determined by these rules. The rules of the game create payoffs that make certain entrepreneurial opportunities more attractive than others. We explore the relevant literature from institutional economics and entrepreneurial studies, focusing on the important link between the two. Particular emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship within several different institutional settings -- private for-profit, private nonprofit, and political -- as well as the impact of entrepreneurship on institutions. We conclude by discussing the implications for future research on the topic
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Boettke, P.
Boettke, P. J. 1960-
Boettke, Peter.
Boettke, Peter 1960-
Boettke, Peter J.
Boettke, Peter Joseph 1960-
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