2015 Schedule

ASSC Schedule 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015
5:00-5:30 Registration. HAL Atrium.
5:30-6:30 Dinner. SU Great Room.
7:00-8:00 Hans Sennholz Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.

“A Case for Monetary Independence” Dr. Lucas Engelhardt, Assistant Professor of Economics, Kent State University, Stark

Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Pastries. HAL Atrium.
9:00-10:30 Sessions

 Legislating Morality. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

Sex and the Law: An Economic Analysis of Prostitution Legalization and Sex Trafficking,” Jon Nelson (Grove City College)

Prohibition,” Brian O’Riordan (Grove City College)

What Has Government Done to Marriage,” Ryan Brown (Grove City College)

A Private, Non-Profit Solution to Foster Care and Adoption: An Analysis of Privatizing the Foster Care System in the United States,” Claire Vetter (Grove City College)

10:45-12:15 Sessions

Liberal Social Order. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

Cognitive Dissonance, Envy, and the Psychological Roots of Anti-Liberalism,” Zack Yost (Mercyhurst University)

The New Paternalism: A Libertarian Treatment, But not a Cure,” Kyle Kreider (Grove City College)

No Tragedy of the Common Law: Polycentric Private Legal Systems and Bloomington Institutional Analysis,” Chesterton Cobb (Grove City College)

Foundational Issues in Economics. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

Can Economics Give Us Knowledge: The Claims of Economics in Light of Modern Epistemological Theory,” Jake Tinkham (Grove City College)

Some Methodological Flaws in Mainstream Economic Theories,” Xiaolin Zhang (University of Lethbridge, Canada)

Science, Probability, and a Theory of Foresight,” Davis Bourne (Millsaps College)

Toward a Subjective Theory of Risk,” Daniel Sanchez-Piñol Yulee (King Juan Carlos University, Spain)

12:30-1:30 Lunch. SU Great Room.
2:00-3:30 Sessions

Problems in Macroeconomics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

Reconsidering the Long-Run Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment,” Karl-Friedrich Israel (University of Angers, France)

Japan’s Long Lost Decades,” Eric Peterman (Grove City College)

Capital Mobility and Comparative Advantage,” William Carsey (Grove City College)

Policy, Ancient and Modern. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

Lex Sempronia Agraria: The Land Reform of Tiberius Gracchus,” Justin Klazinga (Grove City College)

The Impossibility of Urban Central Planning,” Franco Martin Lopez (Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Argentina)

An Austrian View on the Economics of Healthcare,” George Lominadze (Ilia State University, Georgia)

3:45-5:15 Sessions

Great Debates in Economics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

Marginalized Schools at War: A Clash of Distributism and Austrian Economic Theory from the Early 19th Century to the Present,” Scott Alford (Grove City College)

Integrated Value Theory and the False Dichotomy of the Intrinsic and Subjective Theories of Value,” Thomas Cottone (Florida Atlantic University)

An Austrian Critique of William Redmond’s Three Modes of Competition in the Marketplace,” Jared Billings (Grove City College)

Money and Banking. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

The Backing of the Currency and Economic Stability,” Zack Morrow (Wofford College)

Detangling the Fractional Reserve Debate,” Dorian Rahamin (Vienna, Va.)

The Euro, Pros and Cons,” Evan Burns (Grove City College)

5:30-6:30 Dinner. SU Great Room.
6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Richard E. Fox Prizes for Best Papers. Sticht Lecture Hall.
7:00-8:00 Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.

“What a Real Free Market in Drugs Looks Like” Dr. Mark Thornton, Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute

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