Information and Knowledge: Austrian Economics in Search of its Uniqueness

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 263-274, 2002

12 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2010  

Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

The Austrian School of Economics since WWII has increasingly claimed a unique position within the scientific community of economists. This paper argues that the most persuasive way to make this claim to uniqueness is to focus on the distinction scholars in the Austrian tradition place between information and knowledge in their work. In other words, it is the epistemic-cognitive turn that the Austrian school took in the wake of the socialist calculation debate that separates the school from other branches of neo-classicism within economic science that constitutes its best case for analytical uniqueness.

JEL Classification: A10, B20, B53

Suggested Citation

Boettke, Peter J., Information and Knowledge: Austrian Economics in Search of its Uniqueness (2002). Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 263-274, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1537989

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