The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.
Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) was a social philosopher born and raised in Austria but who spent most of his career in Britain, the United States, and Germany. Originally a soft socialist, he converted to liberalism during his twenties, being influenced particularly by Ludwig von Mises. Hayek led the creation of the Mont Pelerin Society, early meetings of which are referred to in the present text. In 1974, Hayek was a co-recipient of the Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.