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Fall 2013 Mises Scholar and Alumni Notes

January 16, 2014
The Free Market publishes brief updates about Mises Institute scholars and alumni. Below are the notes from the October issue. Many more are coming in the January issue, and I'm compiling notes for February now. Send me your updates at
Mises Institute Distinguished Counselor Ron Paul appeared on the national PBS interview program Charlie Rose and spoke to a capacity crowd at DePauw University during September. Mises Institute Executive Director Peter Klein was featured in the inaugural video of The Mises View in September, a new series of videos providing timely analysis of recent events and news. Senior Fellows Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Jörg Guido Hülsmann, and Associated Scholars Philipp Bagus and Thorsten Polleit in September published a new German-language book, Ludwig von Mises: Leben und Werk für Einsteiger (Ludwig von Mises: An Introduction to His Life and Work). Congratulations to our associated scholar, Dr. Jo Ann Cavallo, who has been promoted to full professor of Italian at ColumbiaUniversity. Her latest work. The World Beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto (University of Toronto Press, 2013), draws in part on a paper presented at the Mises Institute in 2012. Senior Fellows David Gordon and Mark Thornton, and Associated Scholar Robert Murphy are all featured in the Mises Institute’s new series of podcasts featuring interviews with Mises Academy Faculty. All new podcasts can be found in the audio/Video section of Hunter Lewis, the Mises Institute’s 2012 Henry Hazlitt Lecturer, published two new books with AC2 Books in September: Crony Capitalism in America: 2008-2012 and Free Prices Now! Senior Fellow Robert Higgs retired from his position as longtime senior editor of the scholarly journal The Independent Review. Senior Fellow Ralph Raico’s 1994 paper "The Theory of Economic Development and the European Miracle" will be translated into German and French for a new scholarly book to be released in Europe in early 2014. Associated Scholars David Howden and Mateusz Machaj spoke at the 2013 Summer Conference (September 13-15) of the Mises Institute of Poland. 2013’s Summer conference was conducted in English on the topic “The Economics of the Eurozone.” Also presenting at the conference were former Mises Fellows Nikolay Gertchev, David Sanz Bas, Mateusz Benedyk, Stanisław Kwiatkowski, and Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski. Associated Scholar Benjamin Powell has been appointed director of the Free Market Institute at TexasTechUniversity which provides fellowships for economics Ph.D. students. Professor Powell is also teaching a course titled “Austrian Economics” at TTU for both graduate and undergraduate students. Former Mises Fellow Matthew McCaffrey was awarded a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Angers in France, and he has been appointed to a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Associated Scholar Donald Bellante presented on “The Future of the Free Market in the U.S. and Europe” earlier this year to the John Locke Initiative, an interdisciplinary organization at the University of Florida. Associated Scholar Steve Hanke has been named a member of the Supervisory Board of Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., in Amsterdam, and his article “Hot Money, Cold Credit” appeared in the June 2013 issue of Globe Asia. Former Mises Fellow Christopher Oppermann graduated from HarvardUniversity in May with a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies. Congratulations, Chris!  

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