2022 Schedule

Dr. Tate Fegley
Chair of Business Studies
Montreat College

Friday, February 18, 2022

5:30-6:30 Dinner. STU Great Room.
7:00-8:00 Hans Sennholz Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.
“An Austrian Analysis of Police Unions”
Dr. Tate Fegley

Saturday, February 19, 2022

8:30-10:00 Sessions
Consumer Choice Theory. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “A Theoretical Investigation into Human Action: Continuous Consumer Choice Over Time,” Vibhu Vikramaditya (Maharashtra Institute of Technology)
• “Behavioral Economics, Libertarian Paternalism, and Nudges: A Modern Austrian Analysis,” Lucas Hassinger (Grove City College)
• “Does Advertising Create Preferences? A Modern Examination of John Kenneth Galbraith’s ‘Dependence Effect,’” Hannah Bowser (Grove City College)

10:15-11:45 Sessions
The Economics of Politics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “Whose Data? Information Economics, Digital Privacy, and the Right to Be Forgotten,” Joel Salazar (Grove City College)
• “The Effects Court Enforcement of Contracts Has on Shirking,” Timothy Horswill (Grove City College)
• “Legislative Term Limits at a National Level,” Brendan John (Grove City College)

Natural Orders. Chairman: Caleb Fuller. HAL 116.
• “Organic Order,” Sebastian Anastasi (Grove City College)
• “The Origin of Money and Bitcoin’s Connection,” Luke Eldridge (Grove City College)
• “Cradle of Organized Firefighting,” Janna Lu (Grove City College)

12:00-1:30 Lunch. STU Great Room.

2:00-3:30 Sessions
The Economics of Institutions. Chairman: Caleb Fuller. HAL 114.
• “College as a Club: A Theory of Governance in Informational Transactions,” Kurtis Hingl (Grove City College)
• “Institutions and Entrepreneurs: A Review of How the Literature on Institutions, Rent Seeking, and Entrepreneurs Fits Together,” Kamryn Brunner (Grove City College)
• “Ownership of Fire Protection Services,” Janna Lu (Grove City College)

Economics and the Poor. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
• “What Can Economics Glean from the Biblical Gleaning Principle: An Economic Analysis of Gleaning,” Garrett Dickhudt (Grove City College)
• “Private and Public Aid to the Poor in Foreign Countries,” Jennifer Hoyt (Grove City College)
• “Government Welfare and Private Charity: The Implications of a Shrinking Christian Population in Poverty Alleviation,” Zachary O’Neil (Grove City College)

3:45-5:15 Sessions
Economic History and History of Thought. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “Praxeology and Sociology? Synthesizing Max Weber and Ludwig von Mises,” Wesley Gaines (Grove City College)
• “A Theory of Middle Eastern Dower Payments,” Caleb Van Grouw (Grove City College)
• “De Œconomiis Patrum: The Market Theology of the Early Church,” Jacob Feiser (Grove City College)

Political Economy. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
• “The Economic Inefficiencies of the Essential Air Service Program,” Jeffery Eide (Grove City College)
• “Acholi Polygamy,” Sam Branthoover (Grove City College)
• “The FDIC and Purchase and Assumption Transactions: An Evaluation of Special Treatment during Bank Resolution,” Bram Stockbauer (Grove City College)

5:30-6:30 Dinner. STU Great Room.

6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Thomas E. Woods Prizes for Best Papers. Sticht Lecture Hall.

Dr. Michael Rectenwald
Chief Academic Officer
American Scholars

7:00-8:00 The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.
“The Woke Hegemony: The ESG Index and Woke Cartels”
Dr. Michael Rectenwald

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