Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek fought in the First World War, lived through the Great Depression and the rise of fascism, and enjoyed a postwar career as a Nobel Prize-winning economist. He is known to us today as a champion of classical liberal thought and author of The Road to Serfdom. In this episode of Political Economy, I’m joined by Bruce Caldwell to learn more about Hayek’s life and ideas.

Bruce is a Research Professor of Economics at Duke University and the general editor of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek. He is the author of 2004’s Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek. Bruce’s latest book is Hayek: A Life, 1899–1950, with Hansjoerg Klausinger.

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