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Dr. Karen Horn has interviewed Israel M. Kirzner for the academic journal Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik. An English-language version has now been published by the online magazine CapX. Here is Kirzner’s take on neoclassical economics: „For neoclassicals, the entrepreneurial element is a nuisance, a pest, something they would wish to eliminate because it makes it difficult or in fact impossible for them to derive clear results.“

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The Editors of the new Schmollers Jahrbuch Journal of Contextual Economics, Nils Goldschmidt (University of Siegen), Erik Grimmer-Solem (Wesleyan University), and Joachim Zweynert (Witten/Herdecke University) are glad to announce that the first issue has now appeared. It contains contributions by John B. Davis, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Richard Sturn, Stephen T. Ziliak & Samuel Barbour, and Philip Mirowski.

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Dr. Hermann hat einen hermeneutischen Ansatz zur Identifizierung liberaler und konservativer Positionen präsentiert. Dabei zeigte sich, dass der klassische Nolan-Chart mit seiner zweidimensionalen Sortierung nach dem Grad der zugestandenen individuellen und ökonomischen Freiheit zur Beschreibung des politischen Raums nicht mehr funktioniert. Die beiden relevanten Kriterien sind vielmehr Reformoffenheit (vs. Defensivität) und Liberalität (vs. Etatismus).

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If voters do not perceive meaningful differences between parties and candidates, they tend to stay at home or choose by other factors like style or likability. This study examines whether including different kinds of information about the candidates on the ballot affects the satisfaction and turnout of voters in low-profile elections in which most candidates are unknown and party-identification cannot be used to distinguish them. This case often appears in election systems with either intra-party primaries or open lists, in particular at lower institutional levels.