June 22, 2015

Peter Leeson on the Economic Explanation of Everything

  • Peter Leeson

    Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
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In this podcast with Isaac M. Morehouse, Peter Leeson discusses how everything can be explained using the economic assumption of rational behavior – from insect trials to witch burning, piracy, and everything in between – and provides rational explanations for seemingly irrational behavior. Professor Leeson discusses what inspired him to become an economist, the major themes of his work, whether everything can be explained with economic analysis, and what he thinks of different economic schools of thought.

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