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What’s Still Right With the Austrian School of Economics: A Comment on Boettke

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

A chapter in Assessing Austrian Economics, 2019, vol. 24, pp 33-47 from Emerald Publishing Ltd

Abstract: Abstract Being a relatively newer member to the school of Austrian economics, I have seen the world of the economics profession and its many schools of thought through many lenses. Having this different perspective, I disagree with Pete Boettke on his ideas for ways to change the procedural way the Austrian school does economics. We need to be empirical about not just the economy, but of the history of economic thought. I believe the main goal should not be higher impact factors, but true progression of scientific knowledge. More focus on what we are doing, and less on counting articles.

Keywords: Austrian economics; history of economic thought; economics profession (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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