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John Brätland is a Ph.D. economist with the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Conceptual Traps of Pedagogic Metaphors In a Praxeological Science

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

From the session on "New Frontiers in Austrian Economics," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 23 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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Contestable Market Theory as a Regulatory Framework: An Austrian Postmorten

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Contestability theory makes a case that the pricing behavior of a multi-product natural monopolist is disciplined by the threat of entrepreneurial entry.


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Toward a Calculational Theory and Policy of Intergenerational Sustainability

The Environment

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The economic theory of intergenerational sustainability is essentially neoclassical in nature and purports to provide a prescriptive framework for deciding how current generations


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Geography as Causal in Societal Ascendance: An Austrian Retrospective on Diamond

World History

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In his 1997 book, Guns, Germs and Steel , Jared Diamond attributes the ascendancy and triumphs of certain societies to geographical and environmental advantages.


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The Myth of the "Winner's Curse" in Auctions of Capital Goods

Financial Markets

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The winner’s curse was “discovered” in low rates of return on certain types of capital goods acquired in auctions or negotiated acquisitions...


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