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Rothbard Graduate Seminar <br />(An Alice J. Lillie Seminar)

June 7-12 2009

Auburn, Alabama

The purpose of the Rothbard Graduate Seminar is to provide an intense study of Rothbardian economic analytics, along with the substantive conclusions of that research in related fields.

The core text is Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, which each student will receive.  Additional suggested readings will be posted soon.

Attendance is limited to 20 exceptional students who are pursuing graduate degrees in economics, history, philosophy, political science, and business disciplines and who seek a career in academia or research.

Applicants must be current graduate students or provide a copy of graduate school acceptance for the fall Students will be expected to submit a brief discussion paper by May 24 on a question or issue raised in the readings.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 7 (all times Central Time Zone)
5:15 p.m.  Shuttle from Cambridge Dorm to Mises Institute
5:30 p.m.   Registration and refreshments
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:00 p.m.  Introduction to Man, Economy, and State (Salerno)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Reception
9:00 p.m.  Shuttle to dorm

Monday, June 8
8:15 a.m.  Shuttle from dorm to Institute
8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Fundamentals of Human Action (pp. 1-78), Gordon
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Direct Exchange (pp. 79-185), Salerno
Noon - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch with Guest Speaker
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  The Pattern of Indirect Exchange (pp. 187-231), Murphy
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.  Prices and Consumption (pp. 233-317), Herbener
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.  Shuttle to dorm

Tuesday, June 9
8:15 a.m.  Shuttle from dorm
8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Production: The Structure (pp. 319-65), Salerno
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Production: The Rate of Interest and Its Determination (pp. 357-451), Herbener
noon - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch and Study Time
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  Production: General Pricing of the Factors (pp. 451-507), Klein
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.  Production:  Entrepreneurship and Change (pp. 509-55), Murphy
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.  Shuttle to dorm
 
Wednesday, June 10
8:15 a.m.  Shuttle from dorm
8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Production:  Particular Factor Prices and Productive Incomes (pp. 557-627), Klein
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Monopoly and Competition (pp. 629-753), Block
Noon - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch with Guest Speaker
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  Money and Its Purchasing Power (pp. 755-98), Salerno
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.  The Supply of Money (pp. 798-874), Herbener
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.  Shuttle to dorm

Thursday, June 11
8:15 a.m.  Shuttle from dorm
8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Rothbardian Research Agenda for Today (Klein, Thornton, and Faculty)
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Fundamentals of Intervention (pp. 1047-73), Block
noon - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch and Study Time
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  Triangular Intervention (pp. 1075-1147), Thornton
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.  Binary Intervention: Taxation I  (pp. 1149-91), Herbener
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.  Shuttle to dorm

Friday, June 12
8:15 a.m.  Shuttle from dorm
8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Binary Intervention: Taxation II (pp. 1191-1251), Block
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Binary Intervention: Government Expenditures and the Business Cycle (pp. 1253-95, 989-1025), Murphy
noon - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch with Guest Speaker
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  Antimarket Ethics: A Praxeological Critique (pp. 1297-1355), Gordon
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.  Economics and Public Policy (pp. 1357-69), Klein
6:00 p.m.  Pizza Party
8:00 p.m.  Shuttle to dorm

A very limited number of Member Observer slots are available. Please contact pat@mises.org for details.

See Hotels in the Auburn Area or register on-line for a room at the Cambridge Dormitory (Single-Occupancy Dorm Room: $53/night).  For qualifying students, dormitory rooms are complimentary.

Student Application Requirements: online form, copy of academic transcript, copy of Student ID, at least one academic letter of recommendation, and a writing sample. Direct application questions to events@mises.org. Fax pertinent documents to 734.448.8148.  Application deadline is May 8.

Scholarships include admission to sessions, double-occupancy dormitory room, meals, transportation between the dorm and the Institute, and a copy of Man, Economy, and State.

Faculty:
Joseph Salerno, RGS Director
Walter Block
Jeffrey Herbener
Peter Klein
David Gordon
Robert Murphy
Mark Thornton
Thomas Woods

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