Was Mises Right?

Review of Social Economy, Forthcoming

Posted: 8 Feb 2006

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Peter T. Leeson

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper argues that Mises's methodological position has been misunderstood by both friends and foes alike. On the one hand, Mises's critics wrongly characterize his position as rejecting empirical work. On the other hand, his defenders wrongly interpret his stance as rejecting empirical analyses on the grounds that they contradict apriorism and push economics towards historicism. We show that Mises's methodological position occupies a unique place that is at once both wholly aprioristic and radically empirical.

Suggested Citation

Leeson, Peter T. and Boettke, Peter J., Was Mises Right?. Review of Social Economy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=868336

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