Tomorrow's print edition of The Wall Street Journal will include a profile of my colleague and co-blogger Pete Boettke titled "Spreading Hayek, Spurning Keynes." The article is now posted online and can be read here.
The article focuses on how Pete is leading the Austrian revival through his tireless work in building the Austrian aspect of the Economics program at GMU, and through his mentoring and teaching of students who then enter the academy to teach and research Austrian ideas (you can see a list of Pete's former graduate students here). As Pete's wife Rosemary, who I should note is one of the most generous and kind people I know, puts it, Pete is "always on" when it comes to economics. The quote by Bruce Caldwell sums it up--Pete "has done more for Austrian economics...than any individual in the last decade." Indeed, Pete is a master teacher, mentor, fund raiser, and program builder. I should know; I have had the honor of having Pete as an undergraduate professor, graduate professor, mentor, and now as a full-time colleague.
Some may consider the Austrian program at GMU to be a "niche" program, but the reality is that GMU is the place for aspiring academics to seriously study Austrian economics if their goal is to engage the profession and advance Austrian economics, both in the academy and in public discourse. We have Pete Boettke to thank for that.
Please join me in congratulating Pete on the WSJ profile.
Addendum - As usual, co-blogger Steve beats me to the punch! Like Menger and Jevons...a simultaneous discovery!!