July 14, 2016

What a Painting Can Tell Us about Austrian Economics

Erwin Dekker

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University

What can a painting tell us about Austrian economics?

In his recent book, The Viennese Students of Civilization, Hayek Program Postdoctoral Fellow Erwin Dekker contends that the cultural environment of Vienna, Austria during the interwar period had a significant impact on the development of the Austrian School of Economics. In this video, he explains how the issues raised in a painting by Dutch artist Carel Willink were at the heart of the work of the Austrian economists during interwar Europe.

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