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

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Christopher Westley

Florida Gulf Coast University

William L. Anderson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Scott A. Kjar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 2, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Westley, Christopher and Anderson, William L. and Kjar, Scott A., War and the Austrian School: Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek (August 2, 2011). Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 28-33, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1903959

Christopher Westley (Contact Author)

Florida Gulf Coast University ( email )

Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565
United States

William L. Anderson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Scott A. Kjar

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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