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This paper reveals the history of feminist and gender economics as well as their similarities and differences. It also suggests that amongst heterodox approaches to economics, Austrian economics mostly suits feminist economics: their convergences are focused on the role of cooperation within institutions as well as on the place creativity has in the market and women’s attitude to problem solving.

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This paper analyzes the link between large youth cohorts and violent conflicts when labor-market restrictions are present. Such restrictions are expected to limit the youth cohort’s access to income opportunities in the formal economy, and thus lower the youth-specific opportunity cost of insurrection activities. We develop a theoretical model of insurrection markets and integrate the youth cohort’s relative size.

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Three recent books offer a sample of what is at stake in the current soul-searching and debates on economics and its future. The books illustrate three major possible positions on the nature and function of economic theorizing: the regressive, the status-quo and the reconstructive. At the same time they offer broader insights regarding the nature and limits of social sciences in general.

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In diesem Artikel wird unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Schriften von Friedrich August von Hayek und seines intellektuellen Umfelds verdeutlicht, inwiefern auf die Forderung nach Integration (oder auch Assimilation oder gar Schutz der bestehenden Kultur) der Vorwurf des „Konstruktivismus“ zutrifft, den Hayek den Verfechtern der Planwirtschaft macht. Weiterhin soll begründet werden, warum in einer Offenen (Karl Popper) oder der Großen (Hayek) Gesellschaft auf eine Steuerung von Verhaltensweisen, Lebensgewohnheiten und ähnlichem verzichtet werden sollte, und weshalb die spontane Ordnung auch außerhalb der Sphäre des Ökonomischen das erfolgreichste Modell zur Entwicklung einer Gesellschaft ist.

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Transnational regulatory networks play important roles in multi-level regulatory regimes, as e.g, the European Union. In this paper we analyze the role of regulatory networks from the perspective of the economic theory of legal federalism. Often sophisticated intermediate institutional solutions between pure centralisation and pure decentralisation can help to solve complex trade off problems between the benefits and problems of centralised and decentralised solutions.