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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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No, Tax Breaks are not Subsidies

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

05/27/2015Mises Daily Articles
The video game industry has been criticized for taking advantage of tax breaks, with critics claiming that the industry is being "subsidized" by a smaller tax bill. But, there's a very big difference between a tax break and a subsidy.
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New Austrian Scholars and the Future

The EntrepreneurHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

12/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
"The Mises fellowship has been the single most important influence in my development as a scholar," writes Matt McCaffrey in his discussion on being an Austrian economist in academia today. "No other program could have given me the resources I needed to start my career."
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Money and Socialism

Money and BanksMoney and BankingOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

10/09/2014Audio/Video
How is socialism related to money? Money should be produced just like other goods through free markets. Central banks should not be controlling money, banking and credit.
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The Importance of Literary Criticism from a Free-Market Perspective

Media and Culture

08/29/2014Audio/Video
There’s a lot of exciting work being done in the field of literary studies, which isn’t usually known for its sound economics, writes Matt McCaffrey. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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The Importance of Literary Criticism from a Free-Market Perspective

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

08/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Libertarians should welcome the flourishing of all types of literary writing, especially if we hope to win the hearts and minds of the public at large.
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