Peter Boettke presents his book Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Before his presentation, Gabriel Calzada introduces the book and shares some of the learning he obtained from reading it; he expresses that this work is a real adventure and if a person wants to know why the economic science is in the state that it is today, they need to read it.
Peter Boettke, then, shares how Universidad Francisco Marroquín was one of his main inspirations for undergoing the effort of writing the book. During the presentation, he focuses on three topics: mainline versus mainstream economics, where he denotes the difference among them; economics as a public science, where he explains that this branch of knowledge should be communicated to the entire society and not only to those in political power; and finally, he comments on the importance of teaching mainline economics as a vocation and its consequences in our societies.
Presentation of the Book Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Peter Boettke
Milton Friedman Auditorium Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, May 3, 2012
A New Media - UFM. Guatemala, May 2012 Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Sergio Miranda, Claudia de Obregón, Mynor de León; index and synopsis: Jorge Estrada; content revision: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Claudia de Obregón
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Peter Boettke is professor of economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as vice president for research, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, and research director for the Global Prosperity Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Furthermore, he is deputy director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. He is author and coauthor of various books on economics and politics, such as: Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School, The Economic Way of Thinking, The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, among others. Boettke received his BA in economics from Grove City College, MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University. He holds a honorary doctorate in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.