Category Archives: Economics

More Online Books by F. A. Hayek

Economics — pdf editions From unless otherwise noted.

Individualism and Economic Order (pdf)

Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle (html)

Profits, Interest and Investments and Other Essays on The Theory of Industrial Fluctuations (pdf)

Prices and Production (pdf)

The Pure Theory of Capital (pdf)

The Counter Revolution of Science

Denationalization of Money – from (pdf)

Monetary Nationalism and International Stability (pdf)

Tiger By the Tail (pdf)


Individualism and Economic Order | 1948 | Friedrich A. Hayek

FORMAT:  pdf  |  e-pub

From the site:

If you are looking to acquaint yourself with F.A. Hayek’s perspective on economic theory — beyond his business cycle and monetary studies of the inter-war years — this is the best source. The collection appeared in 1947, before he moved on toward broader cultural and social investigations. It contains his most profound work on the liberal economic order, and his most penetrating reflections on economic phenomena.


Lessons for the Young Economist | 2010 | Robert P. Murphy


From the Mises site:

Lessons for the Young Economist is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader—because it covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work (the domain of most introductory books).

Robert Murphy has the right frame of mind and mastery of the subject matter to provide the best possible pedagogy. The logic is super clear. The organization is impeccable. It achieves a great balance between “plain old” economics and that aspect of economic thought that is considered particularly Austrian. Therefore, it prepares the student for both conventional economic studies in the future and provides the logical rigor and policy clarity that only the Austrian School perspective can offer.

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I, Pencil | 1958 | Leonard E. Read


From the Mises site:

First published in the December 1958 issue of the Freeman, I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E. Read is written in the first person from the point of view of an Eberhard Faber pencil. The pencil details the complexity of its own creation, listing its components (cedar, lacquer, graphite, ferrule, factice, pumice, wax, glue) and the numerous people involved, down to the sweeper in the factory and the lighthouse keeper guiding the shipment into port.

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Economics in One Lesson | 1946 | Henry Hazlitt

FORMATS:  PDF  |  mp3 (from FEE site)  |   BOOKSTORE

Economics in One Lesson  |  1946  |  Henry Hazlitt

From the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) site:

This primer on economic principles brilliantly analyzes the seen and unseen consequences of political and economic actions. In the words of F.A. Hayek, there is “no other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time.”

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The Road to Serfdom | 1944 | F.A. Hayek

266 pages, pdf file, Routledge Classic version
Brief bio: F.A. Hayek


‘This book has become a true classic: essential reading for everyone who is seriously interested in politics in the broadest and least partisan sense.’     ~~Milton Friedman

Visit Road to Serfdom book page at for more information on this great classic.

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