Hans Mayer was born in 1879, two years before Mises. He died in 1955. While Mises worked at the Chamber of Commerce because he was denied a paid position at the University of Vienna, Mayer served as one of three full professors there.
Yet he was no original thinker.
Mises wrote that his “lectures were miserable, and his seminar was not much better.” Mayer wrote only a handful of essays.
But then, his main concern had nothing to do with theory and nothing to do with ideas.
His focus was on academic power within the department and within the profession. FULL ARTICLE