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Examples of Work by Friedrich August Hayek

Friedrich August Hayek, 8 May 1899 – 23 March 1992
Friedrich August Hayek

Friedrich August Hayek (8 May 1899 - 23 March 1992) born in Austria-Hungary was an economist and philosopher. In 1974 he got the Nobel Prize in Economics. His books include The Road to Serfdom (1944), The Constitution of Liberty (1960), and The Political Order of a Free People (1979).


The moral imperative of the market
Decline of the rule of law
The case for freedom
The common sense of progress

Research Papers

Download: The intellectuals and socialism
In all democratic countries, in the United States even more than elsewhere, a strong belief prevails that the influence of the intellectuals on politics is negligible. This is no doubt true of the power of intellectuals to make their peculiar opinions of the moment influence decisions, of the extent to which they can sway the popular vote on questions on which they differ from the current views of the masses. Yet over somewhat longer periods they have probably never exercised so great an influence as they do today in those countries. This power they wield by shaping public opinion..

Download: The use of knowledge in society
What is the problem we wish to solve when we try to construct a rational economic order? On certain familiar assumptions the answer is simple enough. If we possess all the relevant information, if we can start out from a given system of preferences, and if we command complete knowledge of available means, the problem which remains is purely one of logic. That is, the answer to the question of what is the best use of the available means is implicit in our assumptions. The conditions which the solution of this optimum problem must satisfy have been fully worked out and can be stated best in mathematical form: put at their briefest, they are that the marginal rates of substitution between any two commodities or factors must be the same in all their different uses.


Hayek on socialism

Friedrich von Hayek: His life and thought
Friedrich von Hayek the golem of britain


The road to serfdom


Friedrich Hayek: Mises institute lectures

His most recent publications includes :

The road to serfdom look inside : The road to Serfdom
The constitution of liberty look inside : The constitution of liberty
The fatal conceit: The errors of socialism look inside : The fatal conceit: The errors of socialism