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List of Austrian School economists

The economists aligned with the Austrian School are sometimes colloquially called "the Austrians" even though few hold Austrian citizenship, and not all economists from Austria subscribe to the ideas of the Austrian School.

Austrian economists

Image Name Year of Birth Year of Death Nationality Alma Mater
Benjamin Anderson 1886 1949 United States Columbia University According to Mises, Anderson was "one of the outstanding characters in this age of the supremacy of time-servers."[1]
Walter Block 1941 Living United States Columbia University
Peter Boettke 1960 Living United States George Mason University
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk 1851 1914 Austria-Hungary Wrote the three volume magnum-opus Capital and Interest
Donald J. Boudreaux 1958 Living United States Auburn University
Gene Callahan 1959 Living United States Cardiff University
Christopher Coyne 1977 Living United States George Mason University
Thomas DiLorenzo 1954 Living United States Virginia Tech
Richard Ebeling 1950 Living United States Middlesex University
Marc Faber 1946 Living Swiss University of Zurich
Antal E. Fekete 1932 Living Hungarian Canadian
Frank Fetter 1863 1949 United States University of Halle Fetter's treatise, The Principles of Economics, contributed to an increased American interest in the Austrian School, including the theories of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Friedrich von Wieser, Ludwig von Mises, and Friedrich Hayek.
Roger Garrison 1944 Living United States University of Virginia
David Gordon 1948 Living United States UCLA
Gottfried von Haberler 1900 1995 Austrian
Friedrich Hayek 1899 1992 British University of Vienna In 1974, Hayek shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and... penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena."[2]
Henry Hazlitt 1894 1993 United States American economist, philosopher, literary critic, and journalist for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The American Mercury, Newsweek, and The New York Times, and he has been recognized as a leading interpreter of economic issues from the perspective of American conservatism and libertarianism.[3]
Robert Higgs 1944 Living United States Johns Hopkins University
Randall G. Holcombe 1950 Living United States Florida State University
Hans-Hermann Hoppe 1949 Living German Goethe University Frankfurt
Steven Horwitz 1964 Living United States George Mason University
William Harold Hutt 1899 1988 English
Ubiratan Iorio 1946 Living Brazil Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Israel Kirzner 1930 Living United States New York University Kirzner's major work is in the economics of knowledge and entrepreneurship and the ethics of markets.
Peter G. Klein Living United States University of California, Berkeley
Ludwig Lachmann 1906 1990 German Lachmann's ideas continue to influence contemporary social science research. Many social scientific disciplines explicitly or implicitly build on "radical subjectivist" Austrian Economics.
Don Lavoie 1951 2001 United States New York University
Henri Lepage 1941 Living French
Peter Leeson 1979 Living United States George Mason University
Fritz Machlup 1902 1983 Austria-Hungary University of Vienna
Carl Menger 1840 1921 Austrian Jagiellonian University founder of the Austrian School of economics, famous for contributing to the development of the theory of marginal utility, which contested the cost-of-production theories of value, developed by the classical economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo.
Ludwig von Mises 1881 1973 Austrian University of Vienna He published his magnum opus Human Action in 1949. Mises had a significant influence on the Libertarian movement that developed in the United States in the mid-20th century.
Robert P. Murphy 1976 Living United States New York University
Frederick Nymeyer
Ernest C. Pasour Living Michigan State University
David Prychitko 1962 Living United States George Mason University
Lawrence Reed 1953 Living United States Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
George Reisman 1937 Living United States New York University
Kurt Richebächer 1918 2007 German
Murray Rothbard 1926 1995 United States Columbia University American author and economist of the Austrian School who helped define capitalist libertarianism and popularized a form of free-market anarchism he termed "anarcho-capitalism."[4][5][6] Rothbard wrote over twenty books and is considered a centrally important figure in the American libertarian movement.[7]
Paul Rosenstein-Rodan 1902 1985 Polish
Russell Roberts Living United States University of Chicago
Joseph Salerno Living United States Rutgers University
Pascal Salin 1939 Living French Paris Dauphine University
Hans Sennholz 1922 2007 German-American New York University
University of Cologne
Jesús Huerta de Soto 1956 Living Spain Complutense University of Madrid
Mark Spitznagel 1971 Living United States New York University
Mark Thornton 1960 Living United States Auburn University
Lawrence H. White Living United States UCLA
Friedrich von Wieser 1851 1926 Austria-Hungary University of Vienna Wieser held posts at the universities of Vienna and Prague until succeeding Menger in Vienna in 1903, where, with brother-in-law Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, he shaped the next generation of Austrian economists including Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek and Joseph Schumpeter in the late 1890s and early 20th century.

Related lists


  1. ^ Thornton, Mark. "Who is Benjamin Anderson?" [1]
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  3. ^ George H. Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America (1976) pp. 418–20.
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  6. ^ F. Eugene Heathe. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. SAGE. 2007. p. 89
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External links

  • Austrian School: People at DMOZ
  • The Austrian Economists by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk 1891
  • Society for the Development of Austrian Economics Largest professional organization of Austrian economists
  • Austrian School Economists from Mark Valenti's Liberty Page
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