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Maybe this is covered in previous courses, but I think a session on the founding fathers (Menger, Bohm-Bawerk, Wieser) could be justified.

Another possibility would be a session that more explicitly addressed the Austrian contributions within the mainstream neoclassical paradigm (how they are perceived/incorporated/ignored and why).

It was great meeting you in London. Keep up the good work!

Have you thought about beefing up the section on the Austrian approach to Welfare Economics? What do you think of older work done by Roy Cordato?

Any chance that you'd post your lecture slides for this class? If you do slides, that is.

On a related subject: Have you considered offering a Graduate Certificate in Austrian Economics at GMU?

Such certificates typically require 15 or so hours of graduate work beyond the bachelor's. Economics-related certificates are offered by American University in Washington, Univ. of Texas (Economic and Demographic Data Analysis), Colorado School of Mines (International Political Economy of Resources), Univ. of Queensland, etc. -- sometimes in fields where the school has a pronounced comparitive advantage.

If a pure-play Austrian/spontaneous order economics certificate is not appropriate, one that aimed at classical liberal thought more broadly, and brings in some courses in Constitutional Political Economy would be a very interesting offering.

GMU certainly has comparitive advantage in the area of Austrian Economics and Constitutional Political Economy. With the near-Washington location added in, I would think there would be very high demand for such a certificate.

Some suggestions to add:
For development and cultural change: McClelland "The Achieving Society".

Evolution and Structure or Grand Theory: Radnitzky on the European Miracle.

Transnational or Romance and Realism: Something about Rogernomics in NZ.

Grand Theory: Novack's book on the merger of Catholic thought and the Austrians. Sam Gregg did a couple of Sydney CIS publications similar themes.

Something on the Even More Austrian school (Popper and the other Austrians) also known as The Austro-Australian school (counting Popper as an Australian on account of his stay in New Zealand).

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