00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Quotes Cambridge Studies in Economics, Cognition and Society, Peter Boettke and Timur Kuran
Quotes The Sensory Order, 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 Model Platonism, Hans Albert
11:16    |    
Framework of evolutionary psychology literature
Israel Kirzner's criticism of homo economicus
Quotes "Natural and Artifactual Man," James M. Buchanan
Behavioral foundations of economics in open-ended choices
13:50    |    
Role of evolutionary psychology in economics
Quotes The Sensory Order, Friedrich A. Hayek
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 The Origins of Virtueand The Rational Optimist, 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 Rationality and Economics
Example of the effect of a violation of social norms
Investigations on autism in children
Quotes Thinking in Pictures, 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

08 de junio de 2011   | Vistas: 10 |  

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 he also serves as vice president for research, BB&T…


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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