Peter Boettke & Ben Powell on Elements of Success in Graduate School

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke & Ben Powell tackle the ever-present question of what goes into a successful path through graduate school. Powell begins by explaining how he got interested in free-market ideas, and how a book giveaway at a conference cemented his desire to study economics. Additionally, the pair discusses the elements of success in graduate school including program building, dedication to teaching, publishing, and policy research. Later, they dive into some of Powell's research on immigration and socialism as he explains his unique approach to inquiry.

About Hayek Program Podcast

The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.