Rahim Taghizadegan is the last Austrian economist of the Austrian School and has been teaching at universities in Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany. As one of the last Viennese polymaths, he is also a physicist (specialization in nuclear physics and complex systems), philosopher, investor, and entrepreneur.
He is the founder and director of the private university Scholarium in Vienna from 2006, where the Austrian School is kept alive in its original interdisciplinary form of the Hayek and Mises-Circles.
Rahim Taghizadegan was one of the first academic economists to understand and analyze the monetary nature of Bitcoin.
Rahim was a student of Roland Baader. In 2015, Taghizadegan accepted the Hayek Medal for Roland Baader and was honored with the Roland Baader Award in 2017. In addition, Taghizadegan sees himself as a student of Hans-Hermann Hoppe and has held one of the main lectures at Hoppe’s annual Property and Freedom Society since the beginning.
Also, Taghizadegan was a “Research Fellow” of the Atlas Network in the USA and worked in space research at the European Space Control Center, the US Naval Observatory, and the Astronomical Institute. He organized free economics classes in South African slums.
Rahim has written more than a dozen books, some of them best-sellers. Also, he has written articles for Santiago Times, peculiarly free, Wiener Zeitung, and Der Standard. He is a regular columnist for Finance and economics and a frequent author in Wirtschaftswoche.
Rahim is originally from Iran but has grown up in Austria and studied in Switzerland and the US.