Society and Economy in Max Weber and Ludwig von Mises


Weber and the Austrian school of economics have a deep and mutually beneficial relationship. Weber studies and appreciates Carl Menger’s and Bohm Bawerk’s work on economics and methodology and Mises’s work on monetary theory and socialism. In turn, Mises systematically studies and critically engages Weber in both Human Action and Epistemological Problems of Economics. This conference examined how society and economy enter into Max Weber’s and Ludwig von Mises’s social theories.


Conference Readings

Mises, Ludwig von. Human Action: A Treatise on Economics. Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2007.

Weber, Max. Economy and Society, Volume 2. Edited by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.