Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Paperback Edition of "Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics" Now Available

Richard Ebeling emails:
Dear Bob,

I am happy to report that Routledge has issued a paperback edition of my book, "Political Economy, Public Policy and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition."

It is available at a price dramatically lower than the original hardback edition, and now sells for $49.95, and less if the purchaser is a member of "Amazon Prime."


The Table of Contents of the volume is:

1. Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom
2. Ludwig von Mises: Political Economist of Freedom
3. Ludwig von Mises and the Vienna of His Time
4. Austria-Hungary's Economic Policies in the Twilight of the "Liberal" Era: Ludwig von Mises Writings on Monetary and Fiscal Policy Before World War I
5. The Economist as the Historian of Decline: Ludwig von Mises and Austria Between the Two World Wars
6. Planning for Freedom: Ludwig von Mises as Political Economist and Policy Analyst
7. The Austrian Economists and the Keynesian Revolution: The Great Depression and the Economics of the Short-Run
8. Two Variations on the Austrian Monetary Theme: Ludwig von Mises and Joseph A. Schumpeter on the Business Cycle
9. Money, Economics Fluctuations, Expectations and Period Analysis: The Austrian and Swedish Economists in the Interwar Period
10. Human Action, Ideal Types, and the Market Process: Alfred Schutz and the Austrian Economists

For some unknown reason, Hollywood has not yet approached me for the movie rights!

I guess their waiting to see if they can get Brad Pitt to play Ludwig von Mises, and Joaquin Phoenix as Friedrich von Hayek. :-)

(Ok, an author can have his phantasies, right?)


1 comment:

  1. Here's the problem with academic publishing. I'm a young researcher doing work on Austrian monetary theory. There is no way I can pay $48 for the book, and none of the three massive research libraries within an hour of my location order heterodox texts (other than, for example, Human Action and Man, Economy, and State -- one also has Theory of Money and Credit and Bureaucracy if I remember correctly).

    Most of the other young Austrians I know are in the same boat. This means that, other than those with big research budgets (for something that might or might not be actually useful to their work) and students at GMU or Hillsdale, no one is going to have access to these ideas.

    Heterodox academics who use academic publishers are digging graves for their work. If LvMI doesn't buy the copyright and publish it online, chances are no more than a few dozen people (a hundred if the reviews are great in the relevant journals) will ever read this, and that's a crying shame.