Some of My Books, Papers, Talks, and Lectures

[Updated: 13 July, 2021]



[DMH on the road]

  • April 2019: Paper on "The Conflicted Western Tradition: Some Provocative Pairings of Texts about Liberty and Power" for Association of Core Texts and Courses annual conference, April 2019, Santa Fe, NM.
  • October 2018: "Plunderers, Parasites, and Plutocrats: Some Reflections on the Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Classical Liberal Class Analysis" at the Libertarian Scholars Confrence in NYC 20 Oct. 2018.
  • March, 2018: A new paper on "The Paris School of Liberal Political Economy, 1803-1853." which explores three generations of French economists from the publication of Say's Treatise in 1803 to the publication of the monumnetal Dictionnaire de l'économie politique (1852-53).
  • Dec. 2017: My Introduction to and Translation of Frédéric Passy's speech on "The School of Liberty" (April, 1890) which will appear next year in the Acton Institute's Journal of Markets & Morality. A draft can be found here.
  • Nov. 2016: "Charles Coquelin, Gustave de Molinari, Frédéric Bastiat and the 'Austrian Moment' in French Political Economy 1845-1855: Molinari and the Private Production of Security." Paper given at the Southern Economic Association, Nov. 2016. [HTML - PDF - MS Word]
  • Nov. 2016: Liberty Matters online discussion: David M. Hart, “Classical Liberalism and the Problem of Class” (Nov. 2016)
  • 31 March, 2016: "The Struggle against Protectionism, Socialism, and the Bureaucratic State: The Economic Thought of Gustave de Molinari, 1845-1855”. A Paper given at the Austrian Economics Research Conference (31 March to 2 April 2016), The Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama. Full length paper (book-size) HTML and PDF. [Summary PDF and HTML]. Slides for Lecture [8 MB]
  • 21-23 November, 2015: "Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Scribblers: An Austrian Analysis of the Structure of Production and Distribution of Ideas". A paper given at the Southern Economics Association, New Orleans, November 21-23, 2015. HTML and PDF.
  • 2 Oct. 2015: "Reassessing Frédéric Bastiat as an Economic Theorist". A paper presented to the Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, October 2, 2015. HTML and PDF.
  • 14 April, 2015: "Literature IN Economics, and Economics AS Literature I: Bastiat's use of Literature in Defense of Free Markets and his Rhetoric of Economic Liberty." A paper given at the Association of Private Enterprise Education International Conference (April 12-14, 2015) , Cancún, Mexico. HTML and PDF.
  • 14 April, 2015: "Literature IN Economics, and Economics AS Literature II: The Economics of Robinson Crusoe from Defoe to Rothbard by way of Bastiat." A paper given at the Association of Private Enterprise Education International Conference (April 12-14, 2015) , Cancún, Mexico. HTML and PDF.
  • 28 March, 2015: "The Liberal Roots of American Conservatism: Bastiat and the French Connection." A paper given to the Philadelphia Society meeting March 27-29, 2015 on "The Roots of American Conservatism - and its Future". HTML and PDF.
  • March 2015: Liberty Matters online discussion: David M. Hart, “On the Spread of (Classical) Liberal Ideas” (March 2015)

[See the archive.]


  • 2017: The book I co-edited of a collection of classical texts in classical liberal and libertarian class analysis, Social Class and State Power: Exploring an Alternative Radical Tradition (Palgrave Macmillan) is now out. See <> for details.
  • 2016: A revised translation of Molinari's "Eleventh Soirée" from Les Soirées de la Rue Saint-Lazare; entretiens sur les lois économiques et defense de la propriété (1849, to be published in Panarchy: Political Theories of Non-Territorial States, ed. Aviezer Tucker, Gian Piero de Bellis (Routledge, 2016).
  • 2014: Jacques Bonhomme: L’éphémère journal de Frédéric Bastiat et Gustave de Molinari (11 juin – 13 juillet 1848). Recueil de tous les articles, augmenté d’une introduction. Ed. Benoît Malbranque (Paris: Institut Coppet, 2014). Available online at the Institut Coppet. This edition was made from the original copies and scans which can be seen here.
  • 2014: L'âge d`or du libéralisme français. Anthologie. XIXe siècle. Robert Leroux et David M. Hart. Préface de Mathieu Laine (Paris: Editions Ellipses, 2014). [facs. PDFs of 41 extracts]
  • 2012: French Liberalism in the 19th Century: An Anthology. Edited by Robert Leroux and David M. Hart (London: Routledge, 2012). [facs. PDFs of 31 extacts] - the master collection [79 extracts] in French in HTML and PDF [12 MB]
  • 2011: The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat in 6 vols.
    • Vol. 1: The Man and the Statesman. The Correspondence and Articles on Politics (2011) [OLL]
    • Vol. 2: "The Law," "The State," and Other Political Writings, 1843-1850 (2012) [OLL]
    • Vol. 3: Economic Sophisms and "What is Seen and What is Not Seen” (March 2017)
  • 2008: my contributions on French liberals to The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, ed. Ronald Hamowy (Los Angeles: Sage, 2008. A Project of the Cato Institute).

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Talks & Lectures


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