Ludwig von Mises

Praxeology and Economics Page

November 8, 2008

This page contains my papers and essays on various aspects of Ludwig von Mises's praxeology and economics. There are also a few links to other essays on Ludwig von Mises that appear on the web. A list of my published essays is also included. Writers of papers on Mises are welcome to submit them for publication on these pages. Or, if you prefer, I will be happy to link to your own pages. Just drop me a line.

Gunning's Essay Titles

(Abstracts of most of these papers are on my praxeological economics homepage .)

Consumer Sovereignty: the Key to Mises’s Economics

The Entrepreneur in Mises’s Economics

Kirzner on Mises's Consumer Sovereignty In Light of the Market as a Process

Rothbard on Consumer Sovereignty and His Implicit Rejection of Mises’s Economics

Mises on Scope and Method in Light of His Purposes

Mises’s Theory of Economic Growth

Mises on the Aim and Method of Economics

Mises on Economics and Value Judgments

The Old and the New Subjectivism

Mises's Logical Concept of Equilibrium

Mises on Entrepreneurship in Relation to Time Preference (Latest Version of the Austrian Trade Cycle Theory)

Ludwig von Mises's Contribution to Interest Theory

Mises on Capital

Menger's and Mises's Non-Material Capital Theory and Loan Market Theory

A Misesian Critique of Austrian Welfare Economics

The New Subjectivist Economic Theory and Public Finance

Links to Other Web Writings on Mises


          Books by Ludwig von Mises on Line from the Mises Institute: Includes Human Action, Theory and History, and the Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

          On Line Articles from the Mises Institute (contains a mix of articles on Mises and other subjects in Austrian Economics, some more accurate than others)

Gunning's Published Papers and Books


Gunning, J. Patrick. (2005) “Interest: In Defense of Mises.” Quarterly Review of Austrian Economics” 8 (3): 81-91.

Gunning, J. Patrick. (2005) "How to Be a Value-Free Advocate of Laissez Faire: Ludwig von Mises's Solution." American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 65 (3): 81-89.

Gunning, J. Patrick. (2005) "Did Mises Err? Was He a Utilitarian?: Reply to Block." American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 65 (3).

"The Property System in Austrian Economics." Review of Austrian Economics. 13:2 , Summer, 2000: 179-195.

"Roy Cordato's 'Austrian' Critique of Coase on Social Cost." Review of Austrian Economics. 13:2, Summer, 2000: 214-223.

"New Subjectivist Economic Theory and Public Finance." Public Finance and Management.1: 3, 2001.

"Ludwig von Mises's Transformation of the Austrian Theory of Value and Cost," History of Economics Review, No. 26 Winter-Summer, 1997.

"The Theory of Entrepreneurship in Austrian Economics," in Keizer, W., Tieben B. and R. Van Zijp (eds.), Austrians in Debate, London, Routledge, 1997.

"The New Subjectivist Elucidation of Entrepreneurship," Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Change, Vol. 1, No. 3, September, 1992.

"Praxeology, Economics, and Ethical Philosophy," in Ebeling, Richard M. (ed.), Austrian Economics: Perspectives on the Past and Prospects for the Future, Hillsdale, Michigan: Hillsdale College Press, 1991.

"Professor Caldwell on Ludwig von Mises' Methodology," Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 3, 1988.

"Ludwig von Mises on the Evenly Rotating Economy," Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 3, 1988.

"The Methodology of Austrian Economics and Its Relevance to Institutionalism," American Journal of Economics and Sociology
, January, 1986.

"Causes of Unemployment: The Austrian Perspective," History of Political Economy
, Summer, 1985.

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J. Patrick Gunning
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