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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

04/02/2013Audio/Video
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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qjae7_3_1.pdf

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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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qjae9_2_2.pdf

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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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qjae12_4_3.pdf

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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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qjae14_1_2.pdf

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