Social Economy as an Extension of the Austrian Research Program

Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics, eds. Peter J. Boettke and Christopher Coyne, Oxford University Press, 2015

17 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2016

See all articles by Emily L. Chamlee-Wright

Emily L. Chamlee-Wright

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Although the origins of the Austrian school are usually tied to Carl Menger, an argument can be made that its genuine origins rest within the writings of the early classical liberal thinkers, particularly Adam Smith. Boettke (2007), for example, argues that although Austrian economics is outside the mainstream of contemporary economic thought, it is squarely within the "mainline" of thinking that begins with Smith and runs through the development of political economy in its various forms to investigations into the economics of social institutions and the study of entrepreneurship.

Suggested Citation

Chamlee-Wright, Emily L. and Storr, Virgil Henry, Social Economy as an Extension of the Austrian Research Program (2015). Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics, eds. Peter J. Boettke and Christopher Coyne, Oxford University Press, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2713977 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2713977

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