New York, NY (February 21, 2019)—The Manhattan Institute has announced the list of finalists for the 15th annual Hayek Book Prize. The prize, awarded in New York each year, celebrates authors who best represent the principles of F.A. Hayek.
The finalists are:
- Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities by Alain Bertaud (MIT Press, 2018)
- America's Failing Economy and the Rise of Ronald Reagan by Eric Crouse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
- Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder (Regnery Gateway, 2018)
- Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy by Douglas A. Irwin (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
- The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z. Muller (Princeton University Press, 2018)
- Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein In the Administrative State by Peter J. Wallison (Encounter Books, 2018)
“In a period when socialism has unpredictably reentered national dialogue, it’s all the more important for Hayek to speak up. Through these books, Hayek’s message of markets and their superiority over planning comes to us loud and clear,” said Amity Shlaes, jury chair.
“It is gratifying to see that, after fifteen years of the Hayek Book Prize, we continue to encounter authors dedicated to writing about the tenets of economic and individual liberty,” added Manhattan Institute President Larry Mone. “We look forward to the next fifteen years and will continue to seek out voices that break through the noise and keep Hayek’s vision front of mind.”
The winner, who will receive a $50,000 award, will be announced in the spring and will deliver the annual Hayek lecture in New York on June 6.
About the Hayek Lecture and Book Prize
Political philosopher and Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek, author of groundbreaking works such as The Road to Serfdom and The Constitution of Liberty, was the key figure in the twentieth century revival of classical liberalism. He was also a formative influence on the Manhattan Institute. When our founder, Sir Antony Fisher, asked how best to reverse the erosion of freedom, Hayek advised him not to begin with politics per se but to fight first on the battlefield of ideas. The Hayek Lecture and Prize affirm and celebrate this mission.