Hayek & Computers

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Fri Feb 3 11:26:11 MST 1995


>I seem to recall a discussion last fall in which someone said they were
>working on a paper addressing Hayek's critique of central planning by
>using recent theory in computers and information science.  I thought I
>saved the references, but I can't find it.  Can someone help me out with
>this?  Thanks.

That would probably be Paul Cockshott and myself.  If you can deal
with postscript files, try getting soccalc.ps and hayek1945.ps from
the economics archive at Colorado.  Using a WWW browser, you'd
open the URL

    gopher://csf.colorado.edu:70/11/econ/authors/Cottrell.Allin

These two files contain, respectively, a copy of the article on the
socialist calculation debate that we published in Review of Political
Economy in 1993, and a working paper which deals specifically
with Hayek's 1945 AER article "The Use of Knowledge in Society".

If postscript is no good to you, send a request for hard copy.

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Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
(910) 759-5762
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