Handbook on Contemporary Austrian Economics, edited by Peter Boettke
The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics, edited by Peter Boettke
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, special issue on the work of James Buchanan
The Elgar Companion looks especially good, with a lot of thorough but short treatments of some important topics.
I'm receiving them from Pete as a prize for winning this little competition he stage on the significance of Luigi Einaudi for the Austrian school (see the comment section for other submissions - although I'm sure he was emailed many too). This was the response I emailed him:
"A few people on the blog are mentioning his opposition to socialism and some views on money, but I'm not sure that's the heart of it. Keynes was vocally opposed to socialism, after all, and I don't think you would count him as an important contributor to the Austrian tradition. And certainly no one in the Austrian tradition relies on Einaudi for a monetary theory or a business cycle theory I would say this:
"Einaudi offered the perspective of a policymaker to the Austrian community. Rothbard notes the influence of Einaudi's opposition to government economists practicing a purely positive science, providing the analytically relevant insight on whatever politicians want to accomplish. He argued economists ought to do economics as a normative endeavor, not because economics couldn't be "value-free", but because economists couldn't abdicate their responsibility to positively influence policy. Einaudi also criticized Keynes's The End of Laissez-Faire for ignoring the possibility that laissez-faire was still a good rule of thumb in an age of active government: a 1926 version of “markets fail – use markets”."
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