Austrian economics and the mainstream: View from the boundary

@article{Backhouse2000AustrianEA,
  title={Austrian economics and the mainstream: View from the boundary},
  author={Roger E. Backhouse},
  journal={The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={31-43}
}
  • R. Backhouse
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Economics
  • The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
As a mainstream economist who is sympathetic to some, but by no means all, Austrian themes, I wish to offer an interpretation of the difference between Austrian economics and the mainstream that differs from some of the ones I have found in the literature. It is my view that mainstream and Austrian economists should pay more attention to each other, but to do so requires a clearer understanding of what distinguishes these approaches. 
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