Abhilash Nambiar reflects on attending Peter Klein’s first Mises Academy lecture earlier tonight.
Being a fan of Austrian economics, I had been for a while familiar with its basics and have been looking for opportunities to refine my understanding. That is when I came across Prof. Klien’s class and happily seized on the opportunity. This was a new experience to me in several ways – my first distance learning class, my first formal class in Austrian economics and my first direct interaction with a professional in this field, so I was very excited. The first day of course as very much at par with the quality of work that I had begun to associate with the Mises Institute.
Not only was Prof. Klien’s course introduction well rooted in Austrian theory, but it was also presented in a manner that is relevant to events of the day. He even interjected a few jokes, but unfortunately he had no way of hearing us laugh. The introduction covered economic basics in general and firms in particular, after which he moved on to Q & A. The Q & A lasted almost as long as his presentation and was as informative as lecture itself. At the end of the Q & A, Prof. Klien left some eager students with many more interesting questions to ask, than he had time for. As he covers them in the upcoming lectures, I feel we can all look forward to many lively classroom interactions.
After the first few minutes of the presentation, Mises Academy team member Daniel Sanchez sent me an IRC message saying exactly what I was thinking: “Peter’s a natural.”