Austrian Economics Reading List

Fernando Nikolic
Maturity Curve
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2 min readNov 17, 2019


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Learn the fundamental aspects of Austrian thought, from subjectivism and marginal utility to inflation and the business cycle.

Economics in One Lesson — Henry Hazlitt

What Has Government Done With Our Money- Murray Rothbard

I, Pencil — Leonard Read

Handbook on Contemporary Austrian Economics — Peter Boettke

Ten Great Economic Myths — Murray Rothbard


Principles of Economics — Carl Menger

Capital and Interest — Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk

Human Action — Ludwig von Mises

Man, Economy, and State w/ Power and Market — Murray Rothbard

Individualism and Economic Order — F.A. Hayek

Capitalism — George Reisman

Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (Essay on the Nature of Trade in General) — Richard Cantillon

Natural Value — Friedrich von Wieser

Lectures on Political Economy — Knut Wicksell Volume 1 and Volume 2


Epistemological Problems of Economics — Ludwig von Mises

The Counter-Revolution of Science — F.A. Hayek

Economic Science and the Austrian Method — Hans Hermann Hoppe

An Essay on The Nature and Significance of Economic Science — Lionel Robbins

The Economic Point of View — Israel Kirzner

Theory and History — Ludwig von Mises

Praxeology and Understanding — George Selgin

The Pretense of Knowledge — F.A. Hayek

Economics and Knowledge — F.A. Hayek

Cost and Choice: An Inquiry in Economic Theory — James Buchanan

Big Players and the Economic Theory of Expectations — Roger Koppl

The Empirics of Austrian Economics — Steve Horwitz


The Making of Modern Economics — Mark Skousen

Economic Thought Before Adam Smith (Volume 1) — Murray Rothbard

Classical Economics (Volume 2) — Murray Rothbard

History of Economic Analysis — Joseph Schumpeter

A History of Economic Thought: The LSE Lectures — Lionel Robbins


America’s Great Depression — Murray Rothbard

A History of Money and Banking in the United States — Murray Rothbard

The Great Depression — Lionel Robbins

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal — Robert Murphy

Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money — Douglas E. French

The Transformation of the American Economy 1865–1914 — Robert Higgs

The Panic of 1819 — Murray Rothbard

The Forgotten Depression — James Grant


Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective — Steve Horwitz

Money: Sound and Unsound — Joe Salerno

The Theory of Money and Credit — Ludwig Von Mises

Less Than Zero — George Selgin

The Origins of Money — Carl Menger

The Mystery of Banking — Murray Rothbard

Denationalisation of Money — F.A. Hayek

Choice in Currency — F.A. Hayek

The Ethics of Money Production — Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar — Murray Rothbard



Fernando Nikolic
Maturity Curve

Life-long unlearner. Fascinated by the Austrian school of economics, decentralization, and the future.