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Matthew McCaffrey

Tags Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureSocialismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Excellence in Research and Teaching to a Promising Young ScholarLawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian EconomicsGeorge and Joele Eddy Prize at Mises University

Matthew McCaffrey is a Fellow of the Mises Institute and assistant professor of enterprise in the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers, an MS in economics from Auburn University where he was a Mises research fellow, and a BA in literature from Colorado State University. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Prize, the 2010 Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics, and the 2017 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Excellence in Research and Teaching. His research focuses on the social and economic role of entrepreneurship, and the influence of institutions on entrepreneurial behavior. His published work covers topics such as entrepreneurial decision making, judgement strategy, and the history of entrepreneurial ideas.

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Tax Breaks Don’t Hurt Video Games, Intellectual Property Does

Legal SystemMedia and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/16/2016

If we want gaming to develop as a vibrant community of original content creators, we must first and foremost reject protectionism in the world of ideas.

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The War on Cash is Ancient

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryFiscal Theory

Blog05/24/2016

The war on cash is a war on commerce, or rather, on any commerce that can't be monitored and controlled by government.

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Choosing the Evil of Two Lessers

Big GovernmentLegal SystemStrategy

Blog05/11/2016

Building a freer society means winning the battle of ideas, not the empty contests put on by the central government every four years.

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What’s So Moral About Moral Hazard?

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

Blog04/13/2016

Moral hazard is a vital concept for economics. We should be careful not to let critics trivialize or dismiss it; when they do, calls for government intervention and special privileges are seldom far behind.

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Matt McCaffrey: Revisiting Rothbard

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/03/2016Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Matt McCaffrey discuss Murray N. Rothbard's enduring legacy, plus the new Rothbard Reader .
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