Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship

A new theory on the characteristics of entrepreneurial knowledge

This important book published by the Institute of Economic Affairs in association with Edward Elgar presents, in a new context, important aspects of Austrian economic ideas. The book explores the recent shift among professional economists and scholars in their evaluation of the debate on socialism. Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship presents an application of Israel M. Kirzner’s theory of entrepreneurship to the theory of the impossibility of socialism. It discusses the influence of the fall of socialism, with particular reference to the evolution of economic thought.

With innovative and timely discussion, this book will appeal to students and academics in the fields of economic systems, the economic analysis of socialism and the history of economic thought. This important resource will also be gratefully received by all scholars and students interested in Austrian economics.

Jesús Huerta de Soto is Professor of Political Economy at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain.

2010, ISBN 978 1849800648, 310pp, HC

Orginally published 20 May 2010

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