Past Events

LSE Seminar 'Hayek at the LSE' 18th February 2019

Monday 18 February 2019
32L.1.04, 17:00-18:30

A seminar hosted by the Spinoza Foundation, the Department of Economics and the STICERD Institutions, Organizations and Growth programme, in which Peter Boettke spoke about his book F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy, in particular, about Hayek’s time at LSE.

Peter Boettke is University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, at George Mason University. The seminar was chaired by Professor Sir Tim Besley.

Peter Boettke

Professor of Economics and Philosophy

Peter J. Boettke is a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, as well as the Vice President of Advanced Study, Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Through an analytical framework strongly influenced by the paradigm of Austrian economics, as well as other intellectual traditions personified by thinkers in the mainline of economic thought—Boettke has developed a robust political economy research program that expands an understanding of how individuals acting through the extended market order can promote freedom and prosperity for society, and how the institutional arrangements shape, reinforce, or inhibit the individual choices that lead to sustained economic development.

Tim Besley

President of the International Economic Association

Tim Besley served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009 and is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics.

He is a member of the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and his research interests are focused on aspects of economic policy formation.