00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Introduction by Gabriel Calzada
Main ideas included in the book
Learn the limits of economic science
The effects of human action
Economics as an intellectual framework under constant improvement
History of economic thought
Inspiration to improve the teaching of economics
11:13    |    
Source of inspiration for the book
Continuous change in economics
Mainline economics
Living economics in daily life
21:34    |    
Mainline versus mainstream economics
25:55    |    
Economics as a public science
27:00    |    
Teaching mainline economics as a vocation
30:22    |    
Mainline economics thinkers
35:58    |    
The importance of economic education
Three quotes all economics professors should rely on when teaching economics
Emphasis on the beauty of economics
Emphasis on the importance of economics
42:20    |    
Final words
44:00    |    
Question and answer period
How can we apply the insights of knowledge theory derived from the Austrian economics to the current teaching of economics?
Can you explain why some countries that followed mainline economics in the past are failing to doing so currently?
Do you think it would be more productive to introduce economics into other sciences?
Could you elaborate more about the phrase "You can't be an economist by only studying economics"?
Could you speak about Kenneth Boulding?
01:15:00    |    
Final credits




Presentation of the Book “Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

03 de mayo de 2012   | Vistas: 26 |  

Peter Boettke presents his book Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Before his presentation, Gabriel Calzada introduces the book and shares some of the learning he obtained from reading it; he expresses that this work is a real adventure and if a person wants to know why the economic science is in the state that it is today, they need to read it. 

Peter Boettke, then, shares how Universidad Francisco Marroquín was one of his main inspirations for undergoing the effort of writing the book. During the presentation, he focuses on three topics: mainline versus mainstream economics, where he denotes the difference among them; economics as a public science, where he explains that this branch of knowledge should be communicated to the entire society and not only to those in political power; and finally, he comments on the importance of teaching mainline economics as a vocation and its consequences in our societies.

Read the preface and chapter one of the book.

Peter Boettke is professor of economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as vice president for research, BB&T…


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