2018 Schedule

Friday, February 16, 2018
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.

“Economic Calculation and the Vertical Division of Labor: An Austrian Perspective on Development Economics”   Dr. G. P. Manish, Associate Professor of Economics at Troy University

Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Pastries. HAL Atrium.
9:00-10:30 Sessions

The Future of Cryptocurrencies. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

“Fighting Economy Privilege with a Protocol: A Qualitative Analysis of Bitcoin’s Potential to Propagate Sound Money and Banking Worldwide,” Zack Voell (Grove City College)

“Cryptocurrencies and Their Impact on Japan,” Giancarlo Diaz (Baruch College)

“The True Economic Impacts of Blockchain Technology,” Anthony Rozmajzl (Grove City College)

10:45-12:15 Sessions

The Promise of Private Solutions. Chairman: Caleb Fuller. HAL 114.

“Market Failure and the Role of Government,” Christian Thoren (Grove City College)

“The Efficiency of Public Utility and Service Fee Determination: An Austrian Perspective,” Justin Austin (Ferris State University)

“Singapore Resists the Temptation Democracy, the God that Failed: A Case Study.” Jesse Newton (Grove City College)

“Polycentricity and Collective Action in Religious Communities: A Case Study of the Chabad-Lubauitcher Sect.” Alexis Catherine Garretson (George Mason University)

The Perils of Government Solutions. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

The Jones Act: Protecting High Costs,” Jessica Wiewel (Oklahoma State University)

“Immigration: An Economic Analysis,” Joshua Tam (Grove City College)

“The Breakdown of Bretton-Woods,” Scott Vineyard (Grove City College)

12:30-1:15 Lunch. SU Great Room.
1:15-1:45 Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. SU Great Room.

“The Culture of Liquidity.” Dr. Guido Hülsmann, Professor of Economics at the University of Angers

2:00-3:30 Sessions

Money, Capital, and Business Cycles. Chairman: Caleb Fuller. HAL 114.

“A Critique of Monetarism,” Jackson Place (Grove City College)

“Risk and the Capital Structure: A Causal-Realist Approach,” Daniel Sanchez-Pinol (Texas Tech University)

“Is There a Business Cycle in Guatemala?” Estefania Lujan-Padilla (Texas Tech University)

3:45-5:15 Sessions

Economic Reasoning: Potent and Impotent. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

“Action-Agreeance Theory: An Apriori Rejection of the State,” Anton Chamberlin (Loyola University, New Orleans)

“Epistemic Barriers to Legislation,” Tegan Truitt (Grove City College)

“The Use and Misuse of Metaphorical Language in Economics,” George Balabanian (British Columbia)

“A Methodological Consideration of Behavioral Economics,” Melissa Lueken (Grove City College)

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.
7:00-8:30 The Bubble Film. Sticht Lecture Hall.

Jimmy Morrison Director, Independent Filmmaker

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