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Feb 27, 1994

Richard Ebeling: Ludwig von Mises in Austria

Richard Ebeling is currently a professor of economics at Northwood University. He was the president of the Foundation for Economic Education from 2003 to 2008 and has published several books on Ludwig von Mises and Austrian economics.

In this Future of Freedom Foundation talk from 1994, Ebeling shares his findings from a recent trip to Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises’s hometown of Vienna. Ebeling undertook the research project to find out more about the economist’s personal life and background and managed to uncover many new primary source documents surrounding Mises’s life in Austria as a soldier in World War I, a student (and later, professor) of economics at the University of Vienna, and as secretary at the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.