Hayek and Keynes on Economic Liberty

About the Talk

First, this dialogue on Hayek and Keynes on economic liberty will not be a rap video! Instead, two renowned scholars will address how the two famous economists thought about economic liberty.

Brad Bateman, longtime professor of economics at Grinnell College and now president of Randolph College, is the co-author of "Keynes: Capitalist Revolutionary" (2011). Bruce Caldwell, author of "Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek" (2004), is now literary executor of the Hayek estate and general editor of Hayek’s collected works.

ASU Assistant Professor Scott Scheall will join the two speakers after their lectures to ask several questions before opening the floor to general audience questions.

About the Speakers

Bruce Caldwell is a research professor of economics and the director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. He is the author of "Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the 20th Century" (1982), and of "Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek" (2004). Since 2002 he has served as the general editor of "The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek." A past president of the History of Economics Society and the Southern Economic Association, Caldwell has held research fellowships at New York University, Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He is currently working on a full biography of Hayek.

Bradley W. Bateman is the author of "Keynes’s Uncertain Revolution" and co-author (with Roger Backhouse) of "Capitalist Revolutionary: John Maynard Keynes." He is also co-editor (with Roger Backhouse) of the Cambridge Companion to Keynes. His work on the religious influences on American economics has appeared in many journals, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, History of Political Economy, and the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is co-editor (with Spencer Banzhof) of Keeping Faith; Losing Faith: Religious Belief and Political Economy. Bateman is a professor of economics and the president at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Scott Scheall is assistant professor with the faculty of social sciences in ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between F.A. Hayek’s philosophies of politics and science. Scheall is a former research fellow with Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy and a former postdoctoral fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at George Mason University. His work has appeared, among other outlets, in History of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Methodology, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and Review of Austrian Economics. Scheall is co-editor of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology and co-host of Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast.

Co-sponsored with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at ASU.

Department: 
Center for the Study of Economic Liberty
Contact: 
Mason Hunt, MPA
Mar 14 2019 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Old Main, Carson Ballroom
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
Free