Returning to Our Austrian Roots

26 September 2011 at 4:28 pm 7 comments

| Peter Klein |

Here’s me lecturing last week at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, in the very room where Carl Menger and Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk defended their Habilitation theses. It was a pretty amazing experience.

The room is a bit fancier than your average lecture hall:

My co-bloggers couldn’t make it but, on a tour of Austrian economics sites of interest, I snapped this picture of the former Green Anchor restaurant, where Mises and his students repaired after Mises’s university seminar. Notice the street name!

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  • 1. Gary  |  27 September 2011 at 10:38 am

    Hey Peter. Looking good. Is the second picture, before, DURING, or after your lecture?

  • 2. Michael E. Marotta  |  27 September 2011 at 10:51 am

    Hahaha…. pretty funny…. and I agree, he looks good. I point out that his suit matches the walls, nicely contrasted in the same tone. The touch of grey in his hair also catches the same from the wall’s highlights. But, aside from such eternal marginalities, is there a transcript?

  • 3. Peter Klein  |  27 September 2011 at 10:56 am

    No video or transcript, unfortunately. Gary, that’s a good question! Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to photoshop in an attentive audience like I did in the close-up. :)

  • 4. Andreas Schmidt  |  28 September 2011 at 6:37 am

    It’s a great place for lecturing and presentations. Just like academic architecture ought to be. The ceiling frescos and paintings have been slightly distracting, though. Nice blog btw.

  • 5. teppo  |  28 September 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Very cool!

  • 6. Rafe  |  30 September 2011 at 6:52 am

    The busts of Menger, Weiser and Bohm-Bawerk are on three consecutive pillars in the quadrangle of the old Vienna University. They were near the book display at the Popper Centenary Conference in 2002.

  • 7. Rafe  |  30 September 2011 at 7:04 am

    Since that time they have been covered up during renovations.

    http://mises.org/resources.aspx?Id=9eb178dd-dc36-47f7-9598-25c6c354c2c5
    “The inner courtyard threw a bit of a curve ball. It was under construction and half of the busts were covered up. After searching around and looking under the protective plastic I found the busts of Wieser, Böhm-Bawerk, and Menger. I could tell you exactly where they were but it’s more fun to search and see the other busts too.”

    And

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