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Awe916 Posted: Wed, Aug 19 2009 10:55 PM

I really want to earn a degree in the Austrian School. Where do I aquire information on this? 

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Sukrit replied on Wed, Aug 19 2009 11:15 PM

You mean a PhD?

I'd advise against going to a specifically "Austrian" degree program in economics, mainly because you're likely to find it difficult to obtain academic employment after graduation. Better to receive training in neoclassicism - at least that way you can get your foot in the door; what you choose to specialize on after that is up to you.

However, if you're dead set on this option, I'd suggest going to George Mason University.

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http://austrianeconomists.typepad.com/weblog/2009/04/spread-of-student-programs.html

 

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If you want a degree for vocational purposes or prestige or an academic career, just go to as good a uni you can get into and do a degree there, up to whatever level it is you wish to study in mainstream econ. Only then, once you've done so, look into specifically Austrian programmes; if you're European, there's a masters programme on offer in Spain, which Jesus Huerta de Soto can give you more information on, and which is in English. If you merely wish to learn Austrian econ, self-learning and attending the Mises U. should suffice. Even specifically Austrian programmes at the undergraduate level (like at GMU or NYU) are mostly neoclassical tbh, with occasional Austrian offerings (the good thing about those universities from what I hear is it is easy to attend Austrian seminars in your free time.)

Freedom of markets is positively correlated with the degree of evolution in any society...

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Torsten replied on Thu, Aug 20 2009 6:20 AM

Jon Irenicus:
If you merely wish to learn Austrian econ, self-learning and attending the Mises U. should suffice.

I learned a lot via the audio lectures downloadable from Mises.org !

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Conza88 replied on Thu, Aug 20 2009 6:42 AM

Torsten:

I learned a lot via the audio lectures downloadable from Mises.org !

Still learning!

Mises.org waaaaay ahead of MIT. Big Smile

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Jon Irenicus:
Even specifically Austrian programmes at the undergraduate level (like at GMU or NYU) are mostly neoclassical tbh, with occasional Austrian offerings (the good thing about those universities from what I hear is it is easy to attend Austrian seminars in your free time.)

Same applies at a PhD level with one major difference. At GMU (and NYU AFAIK) you can do you PhD dissertation on a subject related to Austrian economics. Whilst I used to think that one should go to the best PhD programme one can get into (and I still don't think one should turn down Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UChicago etc.) after seeing the success of GMU graduates I'm beginning to change my mind.

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Am I the only one to thinks that Giles is secretly Peter Boettke?

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Daniel:

Am I the only one to thinks that Giles is secretly Peter Boettke?

If it is then we have Peter Boettke admitting he is a socialist Stick out tongue

'Men do not change, they unmask themselves' - Germaine de Stael

 

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Ah, I get it, I think that the success of Leeson, Coyne, Strigham and Powell is notable, therefore I am Peter Boettke.

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We all know you are Karl Marx's spirit incarnated, so you might as well drop the act!

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Well, now my secret identities have been figured out my attempts to convert you guys to Marxism/ radical subjectivism just aren't going to work.

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Lol. I was joking. I doubt the real Peter Boettke would spend his time on this forum.

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