© 2015

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part IV, England, the Ordinal Revolution and the Road to Serfdom, 1931–50

  • Robert Leeson

Part of the Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics book series (AIEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Robert Leeson
    Pages 1-66
  3. Robert Leeson
    Pages 111-136
  4. Jeremy Shearmur
    Pages 197-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-266

About this book


This fourth volume examines his time in Vienna and Chicago (1931-1950), when Hayek held the prestigious University of London Tooke Professorship of Economic Science and Statistics. Between Vienna and Chicago (1931-1950), although his business cycle work was apparently defeated, this study takes a closer look at Hayek's successes.


Hayek Mises Keynes Hicks welfare economics Ordinal revolution fascism social democracy Mont Pelerin Society business cycle österreichische Schule statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Leeson
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

About the editors

Andrew Farrant, Dickinson College, USA Struan Jacobs, Deakin University, Australia Robert Leeson, Stanford University, USA David Mitch, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA Ivan Moscati, University of Insubria, Italy Jeremy Shearmur, Australian National University Nadim Shehadi, Chatham House

Bibliographic information

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“This book represents an important contribution to the development of modern liberal ideas, and the discipline of economics in general, as it provides a great deal of unknown information about Hayek’s personal flaws that directly shaped his academic work.” (Birsen Filip, History of Economic Thought and Policy, Vol. 2, 2015)