Hayek and von Mises on Liberty, Socialism, and Interventionism


Mises and Hayek made significant contributions about the instability and feasibility of socialism and economic interventionism, and yet, they are still unappreciated in many parts of the world, particularly in Latin America. We discussed the work on socialism from these two great thinkers and discussed the implications for political economy today.


Conference Readings

Hayek, F. A. The Constitution of Liberty. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Hayek, F. A. “El Uso del Conocimiento en la Sociedad.” Estudios Publicos 12 (1983): 1-12.

Mises, Ludwig von. La Acción Humana: Tratado de Economía [Human Action: Economy Treaty]. Madrid: Union Editorial, 2009.

Mises, Ludwig von. A Critique of Interventionism. Irvington: Foundation for Economic Education, 1996.

Mises, Ludwig von. Liberalismo. Madrid: Union Editorial, 2005.

Mises, Ludwig von. Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth. Auburn: Mises Institute, 1990.

Mises, Ludwig von. Economic Freedom and Interventionism. Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1990.

Mises, Ludwig von. Socialismo. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios sobre la Libertad, 1968.