War and the Austrian School: Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek
Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 28-33, 2011
Posted: 3 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 2, 2011
The Austrian school of economics is generally considered an anti-war school. The Austrian view is not derived from a religious or class-based ideological viewpoints, but instead derives entirely from the school’s fundamental economic tenets. This paper examines the writings of Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. Hayek as they relate to war and the causes of war.
Keywords: history of economic thought, peace economics
JEL Classification: B13, B31, D83, D90
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