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.
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)
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.
Problems in Macroeconomics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
- “Reconsidering the Long-Run Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment,” Karl-Friedrich Israel (University of Angers, France)
- “Reconsidering the Long-Run Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment,” 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)
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