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Matthew McCaffrey

Tags Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureSocialismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Excellence in Research and Teaching to a Promising Young ScholarLawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian EconomicsGeorge and Joele Eddy Prize at Mises University

Matthew McCaffrey is a Fellow of the Mises Institute and assistant professor of enterprise in the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers, an MS in economics from Auburn University where he was a Mises research fellow, and a BA in literature from Colorado State University. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Prize, the 2010 Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics, and the 2017 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Excellence in Research and Teaching. His research focuses on the social and economic role of entrepreneurship, and the influence of institutions on entrepreneurial behavior. His published work covers topics such as entrepreneurial decision making, judgement strategy, and the history of entrepreneurial ideas.

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Passchendaele: A Century after the Horror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2017
Passchendaele is a gruesome example of the human costs of war, as well as the evils of war-making and the political forces that drive it.
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The King Hath a Heavy Reckoning to Make

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2017
The Bard had a deep appreciation of political theatre, and even when his works seem to praise kings and wars, they’re often subtly condemning them.
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Why Was Ancient China so Good at War, and so Bad at Commerce?

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog08/22/2017
By providing rewards for bureaucrats and punishments for merchants, many rulers destroyed interest in entrepreneurship and innovation outside the state.
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World War I and the Triumph of Illiberal Ideology

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/14/2017
Mises warned that war is the outcome of abandoning economic freedom, which is inextricably tied to the spirit of liberalism and its philosophy of peace.
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Entrepreneurship Outside the Market

07/26/2017Audio/Video
Recorded at Mises University 2017.
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