The Mises Institute’s Master of Arts in Austrian Economics to Commence This Fall
Imagine creating a graduate school in economics today, from scratch. What would it look like?
For starters, it would be online, inexpensive, fast, flexible, and taught using the great treatises. It would stress economic history. It would be rigorous. It would focus on fundamentals. And critically, it would teach real economics from an Austrian perspective. In other words, nothing like traditional brick-and-mortar programs and their dreadful textbooks!
The Mises Institute has created just this kind of program, and we’re excited to tell you about it. Will you consider supporting this new graduate degree program—a master of arts in Austrian economics—which will launch this month? You can learn everything about it at mises.org/edu and donate online.
Ludwig von Mises always hoped to create a truly Austrian graduate school of economics in the US. He hoped to build a “Liberal Institute” at the University of Chicago. He hoped that pro-capitalist think tanks might help him create a graduate program. He hoped his private seminar at NYU might plant the seeds for a full-fledged academic program at Grove City College or another American university. But his dream was never fulfilled. The “nurseries of socialism” multiplying in economics departments across the country went largely unchallenged.
Murray Rothbard, Margit von Mises, and Lew Rockwell had the same vision for the Mises Institute. The Institute has always been a haven for liberal and Austrian scholarship, an educational oasis in the desert of academia. Now we are taking the opportunity to make Mises’s vision a reality. We have built a true degree-granting graduate program based in Austrian and Misesian economics. We are challenging the statist universities and providing an alternative—with your help. Please visit mises.org/misesedu to donate today.
Here’s the big problem: economics as a profession is in bad shape. Economists don’t know their own history or foundational texts. They don’t help us understand the world better; they don’t make us wealthier or happier; and they don’t accurately predict anything despite all their models and statistics. They certainly have no time for treatises or econ
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