January 11, 2017

On the Great Depression and WWII | The Research Program of Robert Higgs

Christopher Coyne

Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Robert Higgs

Senior Fellow in Political Economy and Editor of the Independent Review, Independent Institute

F. A. Hayek Program Associate Director Christopher Coyne recently sat down with the 2015-2016 F. A. Hayek Distinguished Visiting Scholar Robert Higgs for a wide-ranging interview on his career and research. Professor Higgs is also Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.

In this video, Professor Higgs discusses his challenge to the orthodox story that significant government spending during World War II helped the United States escape the Great Depression.