Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Multinational Reach of Joesph Salerno

My copy of the Festschrift, The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno, just arrived in the mail.

I haven't had a chance to read it yet but one thing struck me in glancing over the essays. In a recent interview with Jeff Deist, Dr. Salerno stated that he would like to see Austrian economics simply become economics. He wants to see, what is now known as Austrian school economics, become the bedrock of economics in general. A very noble goal.

In a very important way, the Festschrift points to how Dr, Salerno has moved the economics world toward this goal. The Salerno students who contributed to the Festschrift, come from many corners of the globe:
*Philipp Bagus is professor of economics in the Department of Applied Economics I at
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

*Simon Bilo is assistant professor of economics at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

*David Howden is professor of economics and chair of the Department of Business and
Economics at St. Louis University, at their Madrid campus, Madrid Spain.

*Guillaume Vuillemey is a PhD student in economics at Sciences Po, Department of Economics,
Paris, France.

*Eduard Braun holds a postdoctoral position to the chair of economics at Clausthal University
of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

*Per Bylund is John F. Baugh Center Research Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship
at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

*Marek Hudík is postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Th eoretical Study at Charles University
in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

*Xavier Méra holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers and teaches at
IÉSEG School of Management in Paris, France.

*Mateusz Benedyk is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of

*Amadeus Gabriel is assistant professor in the Department of Finance and Economics at
the La Rochelle Business School, France.

*Mateusz Machaj is assistant professor at the Institute of Economic Sciences at the University
of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland.

*Matthew McCaff rey is an assistant professor of enterprise at the University of Manchester,
Manchester, United Kingdom.

*J. Patrick Rhamey is assistant professor in the Department of International Studies and
Political Science at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.
518 West Magnolia Avenue remains the epicenter of the present Austrian school, but is wonderful to see the multinational reach of Dr. Salerno, with academics in many parts of the world now teaching with an Austrian perspective.


1 comment:

  1. Joe is an amazing person and scholar. Precisely the right person to be extending the Austrian insights to younger economists both here and abroad.