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Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Studies in the History, Methods, and Boundaries of Economics) [Hardcover]

Steven Horwitz


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January 1993 0813385148 978-0813385143 First Edition
Developing the insights of Hayek and others of the Austrian tradition, Professor Horwitz takes an evolutionary approach to money and banking, arguing that an appreciation of the spontaneous processes that produce and maintain our monetary institutions should make us sceptical of attempts to plan or regulate the production of money. Of special interest are his argument for a completely deregulated "free banking" system and what amounts to a revisionist history of the end of the National Banking System and the origins of the Federal Reserve system.

Product Details

  • Series: Studies in the History, Methods, and Boundaries of Economics
  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Pr (Short Disc); First Edition edition (January 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813385148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813385143
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,649,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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 the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), and he has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and the economics and social theory of gender and the family. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has also done public policy research for the Mercatus Center, Heartland Institute, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and the Cato Institute, with his most recent work being on the role of Wal-Mart and other big box stores in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan. He is currently working on a book on classical liberalism and the family.

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