Klein-Mahoney Smackdown

3 June 2007 at 10:40 pm 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

Those of you in the Pacific Northwest may wish to drop by the annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, 29 July to August 1 in Portland, Oregon, for this session organized by Randy Westgren:

Economic Theories of Entrepreneurship
Monday, July 30, 10:30am – 12:00pm

This session will offer the chance to explore the economic foundations for the study of entrepreneurship. Joseph Mahoney and Peter Klein will engage in a “Point-Counterpoint” discussion on the theory of entrepreneurial behavior using the lenses of classical, neoclassical, Austrian, institutional, and Carnegie School economics. The discussion will explicitly evoke audience participation in an open and informal design. The various lenses will be used to highlight where the (usually) amorphous study of entrepreneurship can benefit from theoretical foundations.

Last man standing wins.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Austrian Economics, Entrepreneurship.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joe Mahoney  |  5 June 2007 at 9:54 am

    Here me now and understand me later, Peter. You have got to exercise your puny brain muscles. YA !

  • 2. Joe Mahoney  |  5 June 2007 at 9:56 am

    Remember you heard it hear first!

    Hear Here, Herr Peter

  • 3. Joe Mahoney  |  5 June 2007 at 9:58 am

    In these two e-mails “here” I have been way too silly, but I least I know it. Now back to work where I am also silly (but less deliberately so).

  • 4. REW  |  5 June 2007 at 8:12 pm

    As the “immoderator” of this upcoming epic match (surely to be listed in the Pantheon with The Thrilla in Manila and Beowulf vs. Grendel), I propose to the slavering mob that:

    The loser of this contest shall forfeit his estates and chattel to the winner!

    We may thus establish property rights through force of intellect, rather than arms; through well-honed argument, rather than well-honed swords. How noble is the cause!

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