© 2015

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part VI Good Dictators, Sovereign Producers and Hayek’s ‘Ruthless Consistency’

  • Robert Leeson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Robert Leeson
    Pages 1-72
  3. Andrew Farrant
    Pages 152-182
  4. Rogério Arthmar
    Pages 183-213
  5. Rafe Champion
    Pages 233-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-301

About this book


In this sixth volume contributors examine Hayek's neoliberal economics and politics in the 20th century, and the demise of the socialist system. Taking a closer look at Hayek's time in Australia, and his time spent travelling in the east.


economics privatization transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Leeson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Notre DameAustralia

About the editors

Rogério Arthmar, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil Rafe Champion, independent researcher Andrew Farrant, Dickinson College, USA Kiryl Haiduk, Institute for Privatization and Management Robert Leeson, Stanford University, USA Yuri N. Maltsev, Ludwig von Mises Institute Philip Plickert, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Tad Tietze, University of New South Wales, Australia

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“This book has to be credited with presenting a very different perspective of Hayek … which largely portrays him as a dominant figure in the development of neo-liberal principles and one of the most influential academics in the political, social and economic arenas. Lesson and the other authors provide many interesting and previously unknown details about Hayek’s personality defects and explain how these flaws, as well as his aristocratic upbringing, influenced his personal development and academic career.” (Birsen Filip, History of Economic Thought and Policy, Vol. 2, 2015)