Peter Boettke, in an interview hosted by Luis Figueroa, explains where his passion for economics comes from, inspired by both his college economics professors and by the great economists such as Henry Hazlitt, Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. Hayek.
The importance of being a good communicator and the means of communication currently available is also discussed. Finally, Boettke explains from his point of view how poverty can be reduced through teaching economics and also by entrepreneurship.
The Journey of Teaching Free Market Economics Peter Boettke
Ludwig von Mises Library Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, May 5, 2012
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Peter Boettke is professor of economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as vice president for research, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, and research director for the Global Prosperity Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Furthermore, he is deputy director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. He is author and coauthor of various books on economics and politics, such as: Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School, The Economic Way of Thinking, The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, among others. Boettke received his BA in economics from Grove City College, MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University. He holds a honorary doctorate in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.