Jesús Huerta de Soto

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Jesús Huerta de Soto
Austrian School
Jesús Huerta de Soto
Birth (1956-12-23) 23 December 1956 (age 67)
Nationality Template:Country data Spain
Field Political economics
Influences Ludwig von Mises, Carl Menger, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Israel Kirzner, Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson
Awards Adam Smith Award

Jesús Huerta de Soto Ballester (born December 23, 1956, in Madrid) is a leading Austrian School economist and Professor of Political Economy at Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Spain. He received doctoral degrees in Law (1984) and Economic and Business Sciences (1992), both from Complutense University of Madrid, and an MBA from Stanford University. He has been a Professor of Political Economy at Complutense University of Madrid's Law School since 1979. In 1983, Huerta de Soto received the extraordinary Rey Juan Carlos Award in Economics, in 2005 the CNE's Adam Smith Award for lifetime achievement[1] and in 2009 he was awarded a honorary degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

Huerta de Soto is also an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a member of Mont Pelerin Society's Board of Directors, member of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics' editorial board and director of the publication "Procesos de mercado: Revista Europea de Economía Política".


  • Planes de pensiones privados ("Private Pension Benefits")
  • Lecturas de economía política ("Readings in Political Economy"), Huerta de Soto, ed.
  • Socialismo, cálculo económico y función empresarial ("Socialism, Economic Calculation, and Entrepreneurship")
  • Estudios de economía política ("Studies in Political Economy")
  • Dinero, Crédito Bancario y Ciclos Económicos (Madrid: Unión Editorial, first Spanish edition 1998).
  • Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles, translated by Melinda A. Stroup (Auburn, Alabama: Ludwig von Mises Institute, first English edition 2006), xxix+876 pages, ISBN 0-945466-39-4. Also available as a PDF file.
  • La escuela austríaca: mercado y creatividad empresarial ("The Austrian School: Market Process and Entrepreneurial Creativity")
  • Nuevos estudios de economía política ("New Studies in Political Economy")
  • The theory of dynamic efficiency

See also