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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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Manchester Liberalism is the Answer to Terrorism

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/08/2017
The classical liberals knew the only way to avoid the cycle of war is to oppose imperialism and to advocate peaceful commerce between nations.
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William Baumol, RIP

Legal SystemEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/05/2017
Baumol leaves behind an influential body of research on numerous topics relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth.
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War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/07/2017

Trump was never a peace candidate, and his protectionist ideology could only ever have led to war.

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Kirzner Reviews Rothbard

Capital and Interest TheoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPricesValue and Exchange

Blog03/30/2017
Kirzner’s thoughtful and polite approach to scholarship is a model for how younger Austrians can approach scholarly debate.
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Moral Hazard: Kenneth Arrow vs. Frank Knight and the Austrians

EntrepreneurshipInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/14/2017
Rather than impartial referees reducing moral hazard, governments are its most common cause.
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