Hayek and the knowledge problem

By Paul Walker 09/01/2015

A short video of Lynne Kiesling discussing the knowledge problem.

Hayek’s work in the 20th century explored a range of ideas, one of the most important of which was the argument that the fundamental economic challenge in a society is the coordination of plans and actions among agents in an economy, all of whom have diverse goals and make choices based on their own perceptions and private knowledge. The knowledge problem has implications for questions from the socialist calculation debate of the 1920s and 1930s to the modern policy analyses of the regulatory state

Hayek and the Knowledge Problem from Lynne Kiesling on Vimeo.