The Limits of Economic Expertise: Prophets, Engineers, and the State in the History of Development Economics

History of Political Economy, 2005

30 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010  

Steven Horwitz

Ball State University; Ball State University

Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The authors consider the economist's role in society.

JEL Classification: B53

Suggested Citation

Horwitz, Steven and Boettke, Peter J., The Limits of Economic Expertise: Prophets, Engineers, and the State in the History of Development Economics (2005). History of Political Economy, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1538411

Steven Horwitz

Ball State University ( email )

Department of Economics
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
United States
765 285 5384 (Phone)

Ball State University ( email )

Muncie, IN 47306-0340
United States

Peter J. Boettke (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
703-993-1149 (Phone)
703-993-1133 (Fax)

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