September 20, 2017

Applied Mainline Economics with Matt Mitchell & Peter Boettke

Matthew D. Mitchell

Director of the Equity Initiative

Peter J. Boettke

Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Why are some nations wealthy while others are extremely poor? How do culture and institutions shape the decisions people make? How do societies recover from fire, war, hurricanes, and famines? The answers can be found in mainline economics, which grounds empirical tools and methods in the theories of political economy that can be traced back to Adam Smith.

In this video, Matt Mitchell and Peter Boettke discuss the themes of their latest book, Applied Mainline Economics: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Public Policy.