• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    • Quotes n , Peter Boettke and Timur Kuran
    • Quotes n , Friedrich A. Hayek
  • 01:19    |    
    Economics in the twentieth century
  • Development of alternate branches in economics
  • 04:09    |    
    Intellectual effort in the United States towards the right path in economics
    • The William Volker Fund initiative in education
    • Liberal literature impulse by The William Volker Fund
  • 08:36    |    
    Interlaken Seminar in Europe
  • Quotes n , Hans Albert
  • 11:16    |    
    Framework of evolutionary psychology literature
    • Israel Kirzner's criticism of
    • Quotes "Natural and Artifactual Man," James M. Buchanan
    • Behavioral foundations of economics in open-ended choices
  • 13:50    |    
    Role of evolutionary psychology in economics
  • The primacy of the abstract in the cognition process
  • 16:46    |    
    Matt Ridley's role in evolutionary psychology and social cooperation studies
    • EconTalk Podcast, Russell Roberts
    • Quotes n and n , Matt Ridley
    • Vampire bat analogy
    • Adam Smith's ideas on human social cooperation
    • Importance of social exchange for survival
    • Impact of the ideas of Friedrich A. Hayek on the extended order in human action
    • Example of the futility of designed orders
    • Example of the tension between the extended order and intimate order, according to Friedrich A. Hayek
    • Accurate interpretation of the essence of the spontaneous order, according to Matt Ridley
  • 34:48    |    
    Vernon Smith's idea of ecological rationality in his book
    • Example of the effect of a violation of social norms
    • Investigations on autism in children
    • Quotes n , Temple Grandin
    • Rationality concept interpretation by Vernon Smith
    • Ecological behavior foundations of economics
  • 42:01    |    
    Types of behavior in humankind
  • Why the West grew rich
  • 44:23    |    
    Final credits

Some Insights on Economics and Evolutionary Psychology

New Media  | 08 de junio de 2011  | Vistas: 64

Many economists tend to focus their attention only in the economic part of human action, excluding other elements that explain the reasons why individuals interact the way they do. In this conference, Peter Boettke talks about the situation of the economic science in the twentieth century and comments on how it came to be what it currently is. He explains the efforts of certain institutions around the world to keep economics in the right path; organizations that gave birth to some of the most significant and important literature in the liberal tradition. He mentions several of the most prominent thinkers in this field and describes how they came to develop their best ideas, especially among evolutionary psychology regarding the economic scope.


Peter Boettke is professor of economics at George Mason University, where…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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