Teaching Austrian Economics to Graduate Students

Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 19-30, Fall 2011

12 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2012

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Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Teaching Austrian economics to graduate students is an important part of spreading the ideas of Austrian economics throughout the profession. In the classroom, it is important for graduate students to not only master the ideas of Austrian economics but also to train them to become productive scholars within the profession. Students must learn to follow their interests and engage in their comparative advantage within the profession. You are what you write. This article explains my teaching strategy as well as my advice to the two generations of students I have taught as a graduate student teacher in Austrian Economics.

Keywords: Austrian economics, pedagogy

JEL Classification: A11, A23, B53

Suggested Citation

Boettke, Peter J., Teaching Austrian Economics to Graduate Students (2011). Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 19-30, Fall 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2009496

Peter J. Boettke (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
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