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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1974
Gunnar Myrdal, Friedrich August von Hayek

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Friedrich August von Hayek - Biographical

Born: May 8, 1899, Vienna, Austria (son of Dr. August von Hayek, Professor of Botany at the University of Vienna and Felicitas née Juraschek)

Education
1918-1921 Studies at University of Vienna
1921 Dr. jur., University of Vienna
1923 Dr. rer. pol, University of Vienna
March 1923 -
June 1924
Postgraduate work, New York University
 
Academic Appointments
1927-1931 Director, Österreichisches Institut für Konjunkturforschung (Austrian Institute for Trade Cycle Research)
1931-1950 Tooke Professor of Economic Science and Statistics, University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science)
1950-1962 Professor of Social and Moral Science, University of Chicago
(Committee on Social Thought)
1962-1968 Professor der Volkwirtschaftslehre, Albert- Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau

At various dates, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Stanford, Arkansas, Virginia, California (Los Angeles), Cape Town and Salzburg

Honors and Fellowships
1944 Fellow, British Academy
1970 Korrespondierendes Mitglied der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
1972 Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics
 
Honorary Degrees
1964 Dr. jur. h.c., Rikkyo University, Tokyo
1971 Ehrensenator der Universität Wien
1974 Dr. jur. h.c., Universität Salzburg
 
Others
1917-1918 War service, Austro-Hungarian Army (Italian Front)
1921-1926 Legal Consultant, Austrian government, for carrying out provisions of Peace Treaty
 
Books Published
Geldtheorie und Konjunkturtheorie, Wien, 1929, also in English as Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle, London, 1933, as well as in Spanish and Japanese translations.
Prices and Production, London, 1931, also in German, Chinese, French and Japanese translations.
Monetary Nationalism and International Stability, London, 1937.
Profits, Interest, and Investment, London 1939.
The Pure Theory of Capital, London, 1940, also in Japanese and Spanish translations.
The Road to Serfdom, London and Chicago, 1944, also in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish translations.
Individualism and Economic Order, London and Chicago, 1949, also in German and an abridged Norwegian translation.
John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor, London and Chicago, 1951.
The Counter-Revolution of Science, Chicag,o 1952, also in German, Italian and an abridged French translation.
The Sensory Order, London and Chicago, 1952.
The Constitution of Liberty, London and Chicago, 1960, also in Spanish, German and Italian translations.
Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, London and Chicago, 1967.
Freiburger Studien, Tübingen 1969.
Law, Legislation and Liberty, vol. I, Rules and Order, London and Chicago, 1973.
 
Edited by F. A. Hayek
Beiträge zur Geldtheorie, Wien, 1931.
Collectivist Economic Planning, London, 1935, also in French and Italian translations.
Capitalism and the Historians, London and Chicago, 1954, also in Italian translation.

 

From Nobel Lectures, Economics 1969-1980, Editor Assar Lindbeck, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1992

This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and first published in the book series Les Prix Nobel. It was later edited and republished in Nobel Lectures. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.

 

Friedrich August von Hayek died on 23 March 1992.

 

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