Guest Lecture: Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions by professor Steven Horwitz

April 21, 2016 at 4:305:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 21, 2016 at 4:305:30 p.m.
LocationBeck 101

The Gustavus Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics presents professor Steven Horwitz on his recent book "Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions"

Pizza will be served before the event.

Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada and a distinguished scholar at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is the author of three books, Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000), and Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and American economic history. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics.

The author of numerous op-eds, Horwitz is also a frequent guest on TV and radio programs, and has a series of popular YouTube videos for the Learn Liberty series from the Institute for Humane Studies. He is the author of nationally-recognized public policy research on Hurricane Katrina for the Mercatus Center, and he blogs at "Bleeding Heart Libertarians" and is a regular contributor to The Freeman. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, he has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Horwitz has spoken to professional, student, and general audiences on four continents.

Hayek's Modern Family offers a classical liberal theory of the family, taking Hayekian social theory as the main analytical framework.

PostedApr 17, 2019