Friday, February 22, 2019
4:30pm-5:30 Hans Sennholz Memorial Lecture. STEM Lecture Hall.
- “Mises’s Nation, State, and Economy: Implications for the War on Terror”
- Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, Vice President for Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
5:30-6:30 Dinner. GCC Student Union Great Room.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:30am-9:00 Coffee and Pastries. HAL Atrium.
War and Peace. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
- “An Examination of the Effects of Trade on Peace and War”
- Joshua Sikora (Grove City College)
- “The Economics of Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare: A Case Study”
- Lorenzo Carrazana (Grove City College)
- “The Economics of Private Defense”
- Harrison Dean (Grove City College)
Micro and Macro Case Studies. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
- “Singapore: An Economic Puzzle”
- Jesse Newton (Grove City College)
- “Hollywood’s Lost Glory: A Look at Antitrust, Patent, and Copyright Law in the American Film Industry”
- Tyler Landman (Grove City College)
- “An Economic Analysis of Tipping: An Austrian Framework”
- Benj Eicher (Grove City College)
- “The West and the Rest: Exploring Barriers to Growth in Developing Countries”
- Rio Arias (Grove City College)
Economics of Healthcare. Chairman: Caleb Fuller. HAL 116.
- “Advanced Care Planning and Advanced Directives Effects on Autonomy and Spending”
- Josephine Shelton (Ferris State University)
- “A New Perspective on the MCPI: A Modified and Complementary Measure”
- Richard Sinclair (Ferris State University)
- “Finding a Place for Unmatched Residents”
- Jared Prevost (Ferris State University)
12:30-1:30 Lunch. SU Great Room.
Private Solutions to Public Problems. Chairman: Caleb Fuller. HAL 114.
- “The Town Watch: A Solution to the Problems of Local Police and the State”
- Daniel Bring (Dartmouth College)
- “Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Market Solution”
- Jonathan Prins (Ferris State University)
- “Removing Compulsory Education: An Alternative Approach to Solve the School Choice Debate”
- Joshua Barham (Grove City College)
Economics of Behavior. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
- “Gun Control: How It Leads to Murder, A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Gun Control and Its Effects”
- Thor Chandler (Grove City College)
- “Risk Compensation Theory: An Explanation and the Beginning of a Predictive Model”
- Joseph Bowen (Ferris State University)
- “Elephant Extinction in Laos and Government Bans on Ivory”
- Justin Austin (Ferris State University)
Money and Interest. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
- “The Return of Private Money: Cryptocurrencies in the Hayekian Private Money Framework”
- William Smith (Grove City College)
- “Negative Interest Rate Policy: Austrian Challenges and Critiques”
- Ethan Fry (Grove City College)
- “Alternative Explanations for an Interest Rate Spread in Equilibrium”
- Jackson Mejia (University of Minnesota)
Issues in Political Economy. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
- “An Austrian Critique of Inequality as an Inherent Moral and Economic Problem”
- George Balabanian (University of Ottawa)
- “Liberalism, Stability, and Profit: The Political Economy of Autocratic Legislation”
- Tegan Truitt (Grove City College)
- “Market Failures in the Airport Sector and the Counter Position of the Neoclassical Vision with an Austrian School and a School of Public Choice”
- João Fernando Rossi Mazzoni (University of São Paulo)
5:30-6:30 Dinner. SU Great Room.
6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Thomas E. Woods Prizes for Best Papers. Sticht Lecture Hall.
7:00-8:00 The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.
- “What Entrepreneurship Means for Economics,”
- Dr. Per Bylund, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise, at Oklahoma State University