Kurt R. Leube

Biography: 

Kurt R. Leube is a guest professor at several leading European and South American universities and was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He serves as academic director of the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, based in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Educated in Germany and Austria, he is internationally recognized as one of the closest disciples of the late F. A. von Hayek (Nobel Prize 1974). Leube edited, with Hoover fellow Chiaki Nishiyama, The Essence of Hayek (Hoover Institution Press, 1984) and, with Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore, The Essence of Stigler (Hoover Institution Press, 1986). He also edited The Essence of Friedman (Hoover Institution Press, 1987), a collection of essays by Milton Friedman, as well as numerous publications with translations into several languages. He is editor in chief of the bilingual book series ECAEF-Studien zur Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftsordnung, published in Vaduz (Principality of Liechtenstein).

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Warning: Semantic Traps Ahead

by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leubevia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

Environmental politics is littered with language that obscures meaning and hinders good policy. 

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The Climate Of Word Change

by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leubevia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Political debate has been corrupted by doublespeak and semantic traps.

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Business Ethics, Sharpened

by Kurt R. Leubevia Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2012

Kurt R. Leube on Business Ethics and the Austrian Tradition in Economics by Hardy Bouillon...

Business Ethics, Sharpened

by Kurt R. Leubevia Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2012

Kurt R. Leube on Business Ethics and the Austrian Tradition in Economics by Hardy Bouillon

A Prince on Politics

by Kurt R. Leubevia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 2010

Kurt R. Leube on The State in the Third Millennium by Prince Hans-Adam II

Hayek in War and Peace

by Kurt R. Leubevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

Austria’s proud intellectual tradition suffered an enormous blow from Nazism and World War II. Kurt T. Leube on the postwar efforts of Friedrich von Hayek to revive that tradition, especially in economics.