Today’s podcast features a conversation between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Axel Leijonhufvud, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. During the discussion, the two converse about the people that influenced Hayek’s work and thoughts, eventually diving into social and economic trends as well as monetary theory. Hayek expands on his earlier days as a student, and a young man, identifying the people who shaped his thinking on the world. He also talks about what type of literature helped to push him in the field of economics, and if he had any conflicts with other intellectuals’ views at the time.
Originally Recorded: 1978