The difficulty of applying the economics of time and ignorance

The difficulty of applying the economics of time and ignorance The Economics of Time & Ignorance (1985) is a key text within Austrian economics. Among the so-called “third generation” of modern Austrian economists, however, the book seems to have had very little impact compared to the notable influence it had upon the proceeding generation. Several possible reasons are considered, including a disagreement with the substantive claims made in Time & Ignorance or the possibility that Time & Ignorance has nothing to offer this generation. We challenge these potential explanations and, argue, that the root cause of this seeming neglect is the movement by this generation towards applied research, an area where Time & Ignorance has relatively less to offer. The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

The difficulty of applying the economics of time and ignorance

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Economics / Management Science; Public Finance & Economics; Political Science, general; Methodology and the History of Economic Thought
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