Political Economy


This weeklong colloquium charted some of the various incarnations that modern political economy has assumed.


Conference Readings

Clark, Henry C., eds. Commerce, Culture, and Liberty: Readings on Capitalism Before Adam Smith. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2003.

Cantillon, Richard. Essay on the Nature of Trade in General. Edited by Antoin E. Murphy. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2016.

Hayek, F. A. “The Use of Knowledge in Society.” The American Economic Review 35, no. 4 (September 1945): 519-530.

Hayek, F.A. “The Moral Element in Free Enterprise.” The Freeman (July 1962): 44-51.

Keynes, John Maynard. Essays in Persuasion. London: MacMillan and Company, 1931.

Keynes, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. New York: Classic Books America, 2009.

Krugman, Paul. “Ricardo’s Difficult Idea.” Web.mit.edu. http://web.mit.edu/krugman/www/ricardo.htm (August 1, 2017).

Malthus, Thomas Robert. Essay on the Principle of Population. Edited by Philip Appleman. New York: Norton Critical Edition, 1976.

Mill, John Stuart. The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume V - Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy. Edited by John M. Robson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965.

Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat. The Spirit of the Laws. Translated by Anne M. Cohler, Basia Carolyn Miller, and Harold Samuel Stone. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Ricardo, David. On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, in The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo. Edited by Piero Sraffa. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005.

Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Edited by R. H. Campbell, A. S. Skinner, and W. B. Todd. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1981.