2016 Schedule

Friday, February 26, 2016
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.

“The Economics of Social Entrepreneurship,” Dr. Matthew McCaffrey, Assistant Professor of
Enterprise, University of Manchester

Saturday, February 27, 2016
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Pastries. HAL Atrium.
9:00-10:30 Sessions

Domestic Policies. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

Social Security: An Austrian View of the Problem and Proposed Solutions,” Melissa Lueken (Grove City College)

Flat, Fair, or Fuzzy: A Praxeological Look at Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans,” Matthew Leverknight (Grove City College)

The Evolution of Health Care,” George Lominadze (Ilia State University)

10:45-12:15 Sessions

Technology, Modeling, and Economics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

The Economics of Science, Technology, and Government Intervention,” Jonathan Nelson (Grove City College)

Mainstream Economics Under Austrian Assumptions: A Proposed Project,” Ryan Brown (Grove City College)

Mises Meets the Internet: Revisiting the Calculation Debate in Light of Recent Technology,” Joe Kane (George Mason University)

Ethics and Economics. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

On Winning: How to Transform a Country from Third-World to First,” Shannon Challender (John Marshall Law School)

“The Economic Impact of High- v. Low-Order-Appetite Priority,”  Arba Rupert (Southern Illinois University)

“How Fair is Fair Trade,” Lisa Raney (Ferris State University)

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

International Policies. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

“The Marshall Plan v. Free Market Reforms in Europe Post World War II,” Susannah Estoker (Grove City College)

“The Brazilian Development Bank and the Business Cycle,” Pedro Maranhao (Ferris State University)

“Making the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ Sustainable,” Travis Royer (Grove City College)

Labor and Wages. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

Free Labor or Forced Labor,” Emily El Sanadi (Grove City College)

Praxeological Theory of Labor and Wages,” Wei-Lin Zheng (National Tsing Hua University)

Revisiting F.W. Taussig’s Wages and Capital,” Jonathan Newman (Auburn University)

3:45-5:15 Sessions

Money Production. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

Bank Reserves and Their Implications in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis,” Jacob Schumaker (Grove City College)

Modern Monetary Policy Evaluation and the Lucas Critique,” Karl-Friedrich Israel (University of Angers)

Gold: Rushing and Minting,” David Werner (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

“Mises, Calculation, and Government Land Ownership,” Dr. Mark Brandly, Professor of
Economics, Ferris State University

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