2023 Schedule

Friday, February 24, 2023

Dr. Jonathan Newman

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

7:00-8:00 Hans Sennholz Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.
“Crisis and Hydra: The Ratchet Effect in Government Control over Money and Banking”
Dr. Jonathan Newman
Associate Professor of Economics
Bryan College

Saturday, February 25, 2023

8:30-10:00 Sessions
Monetary Mischief. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “De Plena Fide et Fiducia: A Brief History of the Roman Republic’s Monetary System,” Jacob Feiser (Grove City College)
• “Restraints on Federal Reserve Credit,” Zachary Wood (Grove City College)
• “The Monetary Economics of Jean-Baptiste Say: Intellectual Predecessor of the Austrian School,” Alex Sodini (Grove City College)

10:15-11:45 Sessions
A Family Affair. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “In the Spirit of Cottage Industry: The Untapped History of Prohibition Era Alcohol Production,” Sebastian Anastasi (Grove City College)
• “Dissecting the Family Farm: An Inquiry into the Prevalence of Family Farms in United States Agriculture,” Estan Sutter (Grove City College)
• “Family Destructionism: Hyperinflation and the Familial Institution,” Samuel Peterson (Grove City College)

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

2:00-3:30 Sessions
How to Start and End Careers. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “Pensions in the U.S.: An Institutional and Historical Inquiry,” Brayden Panazzi (Grove City College)
• “Japanese Burial Mounds: Applying Rational Wealth Destruction,” Benjamin Seevers (Grove City College)
• “The Economics of Fraternity Hazing,” Caleb VanGrouw (Grove City College)

Marginal Analysis. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
• “Milk in a Bag: The Hidden Cost of Dairy Subsidies,” Janna Lu (George Mason University)
• “Giving Marginal Analysis a More Realistic Footing,” Manuel Garcia Gojon (George Mason University) 
• “Private Governance During the California Gold Rush,” Jacob Mullen (Grove City College)

3:45-5:15 Sessions
Complexity, Hierarchies, and Justice. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
• “Discovery, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship: Austrian Market-Process Theory and the Economy as a Complex System,” Luan Valério (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
• “Institutional Pushing and Popping,” Kurtis Hingl (George Mason University)
• “Desert Justice: Bedouin Private Law,” Sam Branthoover (Grove City College)

Economic Growth. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
• “An Analysis of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Ethiopia,” Hasset Woldu (Cornerstone University)
• “Singapore: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the State,” Tegan Truitt (George Mason University)
• “Free Immigration, Stimulator of International Trade and Diminisher of Global Poverty,” Semayawit Kebede (Cornerstone University)

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

Dr. Peter Boettke

6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Andrew S. Korim Prizes for Best Papers. Sticht Lecture Hall.

7:00-8:00 The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.
“Capitalism, Socialism and Our Future”
Dr. Peter Boettke
University Professor of Economics and Philosophy
George Mason University

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