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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.

All Works

How Bad Entrepreneurial Judgment Killed Half-Life 3

The EntrepreneurMedia and Culture

Blog01/17/2017

A lack of entrepreneurial and managerial direction prevented Valve from coordinating enough to focus on developing a new Half-Life.

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What's the Correct Number of Women Commandos?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/10/2017

The military can't rationally allocate resources because it can't properly determine prices for them.

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The Political Left’s Shmoo Theory of Education

EducationMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog12/29/2016

The bias in favor of "education" is a bias in favor of the opinions of the intellectual classes: it is a devotion to the status quo.

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Entrepreneurship is the Key to Immigration

The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

Blog12/23/2016

Defenders of free markets give entrepreneurs their full confidence in virtually every area of society, so why not immigration?

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Beware of Governments Bearing Tax Breaks

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareTaxes and Spending

Blog12/13/2016

Promises of tax relief are rarely genuine, and when they are, there are almost always hidden costs in the form of increased political entrepreneurship and the expansion of regulation.

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