Methodological Individualism, Spontaneous Order and the Research Program of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 145-158
14 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010 Last revised: 9 Sep 2010
Date Written: 2005
This paper is an exercise in the archeology of knowledge that seeks to understand the intellectual precursors to the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. This perspective reveals that the research agenda of the Ostroms draws signiﬁcantly from the ideas and themes developed in the ﬁrst half of the 20th century by Knight, Mises, and Hayek. In so doing, we argue, they usefully deploy and expand the economic way of thinking beyond its traditional boundaries while avoiding most of the criticisms of economic imperialism.
JEL Classification: B3, B25, D7
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