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Book Title: Chicagonomics: The Evolution of Chicago Free Market Economics|
The author of the book: Alan Ebenstein
Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: October 6th 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780230621954
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Chicagonomics explores the history and development of classical liberalism as taught and explored at the University of Chicago. Ebenstein's tenth book in the history of economic and political thought, it deals specifically in the area of classical liberalism, examining the ideas of Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, and is the first comprehensive history of economics at the University of Chicago from the founding of the University in 1892 until the present. The reader will learn why Chicago had such influence, to what extent different schools of thought in economics existed at Chicago, the Chicago tradition, vision, and what Chicago economic perspectives have to say about current economic and social circumstances.
Ebenstein enlightens the personal and intellectual relationships among leading figures in economics at the University of Chicago, including Jacob Viner, Frank Knight, Henry Simons, Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Aaron Director, and Friedrich Hayek. He recasts classical liberal thought from Adam Smith to the present.
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Read information about the authorAlan Oliver (Lanny) Ebenstein is an American political scientist, educator and author, known from his biographical works on Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.
Born in Princeton, New Jersey to William Ebenstein (1910-1976), who was also an educator and author, and Ruth Ebenstein. He obtained his BA at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982, and his phD at the London School of Economics in 1988.
After his graduation Ebenstein was instructor at the Antioch University from 1990 to 1993, and was director of research at the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, established by Art Rupe. In 1992 he was Republican nominee at the California State Assembly election, 1992 for the 35th District. From 1990 to 1998 he was member of the Santa Barbara Board of Education. Since 2008 he is lecturer in economic history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also became adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.
In 1988 Ebenstein co-edited the 5th edition of the Great political thinkers: Plato to the present, which was first published in 1952 edited by his father. Since the 1990s he wrote a series of biographies on economists, starting with Edwin Cannan in 1997, and further on Friedrich Hayek in 2001, and Milton Friedman in 2007.