Some of our readers have questioned whether the contemporary Austrian school of economics is making any progress. Some have questioned applied work, others believe they have identified fundamental flaws in the theoretical system, and yet others just think the Austrian school has outlived its usefulness altogether.
To counter this, I suggested that we provide links to contemporary Austrian economists and their work to see if this would at least give us a place to start the conversation rather than continually going backward in time to the writings of Mises and Hayek, or even Rothbard and Kirzner. The first place I would suggest that students and curious colleagues start would be to read all the SDAE presidential addresses since the organization was founded. The only address not published in the RAE was Karen Vaughn's original presidential address which was published in Advances in Austrian Economics. If you are interested in getting an electronic copy just email Peter Lipsey at email@example.com, the others are available either at the RAE website at GMU or at the Springer website that most university libraries subscribe to.
The next place would be to track down scholars by name. Go to the RAE, QJAE, and Advances websites, and look up the editorial boards and do a google search of the different scholars and look up their personal webpages and read their papers either off their homepage or through SSRN. We aren't hiding, you just have to know how to use a computer.
And finally, the parties to this blog have decided that we will try to make the task even easier by highlighting individuals scholars who we think should be brought to attention. So I start with Roger Koppl. Roger recently published a piece in Forbes discussing his work on forensic science. Koppl has always been one of the most energetic and intellectually curious economists I have ever met. Schutz, Shackle, Machlup ... Walras, Menger, Morgenstern ... complexity, chaos, subjectivism ... big players, expectations, monetary history, and macroeconomics ... and now forensic science and epistemics. To see the broader framework which informs his critique of current forensic practice see his essay "Epistemic Systems".
Koppl is an energetic and creative thinker, and his work is always on important topics. If that isn't progress, I am not sure I understand what people are looking for.