Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises"

Richard Ebeling emails:
Dear Bob,

Liberty Fund has just published the last of the three-volume "Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises," for which I have served as the editor. The volume's title is: "Monetary and Economic Policy Problems Before, During and After the Great War."

The Liberty Fund ad describes the volume in the following way:

The present volume is devoted to some of Mises's earliest writings. As with the second volume in the series, the articles that compose this book include Mises's policy memoranda, essays, and speeches that were found in a formerly secret KGB archive in Moscow. The articles have two primary focuses: First, they reveal Mises's thoughts on the monetary, fiscal, and general economic policy problems of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before and during World War I; and second, they focus on his thoughts on the new postwar Austrian Republic after the dismantling of the Habsburg monarchy.

An appendix to the volume includes a curriculum vitae that Mises's great-grandfather prepared for the Habsburg emperor in 1881 as part of his ennoblement, which gave him and his heirs the hereditary title of "Edler von." Also included is a talk that Mises delivered at his private seminar in his office in the Vienna Chamber of Commerce in the spring of 1934 on the topic of the methodology of the social sciences.

For those who may be familiar with Mises's more theoretical works on various themes of monetary theory and policy - capitalism, socialism, interventionism, market economy, and the like - the general nature and workings of the articles found in this volume offer a different perspective on Mises as an applied economist

And the following is the table of contents of the volume:

Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises
Volume 1:
Monetary and Economic Policy Problems
Before, During and After the Great War

Table of Contents




Austro-Hungarian Monetary and Fiscal Policy Issues Before the First World War 
1.     The Political-Economic Motives of the Austrian Currency Reform

2.     The Problem of Legal Resumption of Specie Payments in Austria-Hungary

3.     The Foreign Exchange Policy of the Austro-Hungarian Bank

4.     On the Problem of Legal Resumption of Specie Payments in Austria-Hungary

5.     The Fourth Issuing Right of the Austro-Hungarian Bank

6.     Financial Reform in Austria

7.     The General Rise in Prices in the Light of Economic Theory

8.     On Rising Prices and Purchasing Power Policies

9.     Disturbances in the Economic Life of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy During the Years, 1912-1913  
Economic Policy Issues in the Midst of the Great War

10.  On the Goals of Trade Policy

11.  Inflation

12.  On Paying for the Costs of War and War Loans

13.  Remarks Concerning the Problem of Emigration

Austrian Fiscal and Monetary Problems in the Post-War Period

14.  Monetary Devaluation and the National Budget

15.  For the Reintroduction of Normal Stock Market Practices in Foreign Exchange Dealings

16.  On Carl Menger’s Eightieth Birthday

17.  How Can Austria Be Saved? An Economic Policy Program for Austria

18.  The Claims of Note Holders Upon Liquidation of the Bank

19.  The Austrian Currency Problem Thirty Years Ago and Today

20.  The Restoration of Austria’s Economic Situation

21.  The Austrian Problem

22.  The Gold-Exchange Standard

23.  The Social Democratic Agrarian Program

24.  America and the Reconstruction of the European Economy

25.  The Currency and Finances of the Federal State of Austria

26.  The Economic Crisis and the Lessons for Banking Policy

Interventionism, Collectivism and Their Ideological Roots

27. The Economic System of Interventionism

28. Economic Order and the Political System

29. Remarks Concerning the Ideological Roots of the Monetary Catastrophe of 1923


30. Maxims for the Discussion of the Methodological Problems of the Social Sciences: Paper Delivered at the Private Seminar

31. Short Curriculum Vitae of Mayer Rachmiel Mises of Lemberg

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