Oral Histories

Interview of Friedrich A. Von Hayek

Economist known for his criticisms of Keynesian economics and advocacy of free-markets.
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist
Politics and Government
Rosten, Leo, Alchian, Armen A., Bork, Robert, Buchanan, James, Chitester, Robert, Craver, Earlene, Hazlett, Thomas, High, Jack, and Leijonhufvud, Axel
Von Hayek, Friedrich A.
Persons Present:
Hayek and the interviewer. Alchian and/or Leijonhufvud attended each session.
Place Conducted:
Studios of station KTEH, Channel 54 in San Jose, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Armen A. Alchian, Earlene CRAVER, Axel Leijonhufvud, Thomas Hazlett, Jack High, Department of Economics, UCLA; Robert Bork, Yale University Law School; James Buchanan, Center for the Study of Public Choice, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Robert Chitester, president, Public Broadcasting of Northwestern Pennsylvania; Leo Rosten, author. New York City.
Processing of Interview:
Editing was done by Rick Harmon, editor, Oral History Program. He checked the verbatim transcript against the original tape recordings, provided paragraphing and punctuation, and verified proper nouns. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. The final manuscript of the individual interviews remains in the same order as the original tape material, but the sequence of the interviews was rearranged in order to group together interviews that focused on similar issues. Craver reviewed and approved the edited transcript. Hayek responded to a list of questions about the editing of the transcript prepared by Harmon and sent to him at the University of Freiburg in West Germany. The index and table of contents were prepared by Harmon.
15.25 hrs.
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