SOPhiA 2021

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Spontaneous Order and Market Shaping
(Political Philosophy, )

Friedrich A. Hayek_s account of spontaneous market order is a powerful theoretical insight and policy views about the role of the state in market formation must explain how they can accommodate it. This chapter examines market shaping as one view about the role of the state and seeks to show its compatibility with the emergence of spontaneous order and the aspects that Hayek identifies as desirable in it, namely freedom, knowledge and evolution. Market shaping policies are argued to be compatible with freedom required for the maintenance of a spontaneous market order. In addition, they contribute to the epistemic role that markets play as discovery devices.

Chair: Marlene Maislinger
Time: 10:00-10:30, 10 September 2021 (Friday)
Location: SR 1.007
Remark: (Online Talk)

Lukas Fuchs 
(University College London (UCL), Austria)

I studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (BA 2016, MPhil 2017). Since 2017, I am pursuing my PhD at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) at University College London (UCL), under the supervision of Prof Mariana Mazzucato. The title of my thesis is _Liberalism and State-led Economic Change_.

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