Austrian Economics Research Conference 2014
(Students use the scholarship application form below)
The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, bringing together leading scholars doing research in this vibrant and influential intellectual tradition. The conference is hosted by the Mises Institute at its campus in Auburn, Alabama and directed by Joseph Salerno, Professor of Economics at Pace University and Academic Vice President of the Mises Institute.
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Friedrich A. Hayek and Gunnar Myrdal. It is also the 40th anniversary of The Austrian Economics Conference at South Royalton, Vermont. These two events are widely believed to have marked the revival of modern Austrian economics. We will be celebrating both of these events with papers and panels at AERC 2014. Most of the participants at South Royalton went on to academic careers and a number of them will be participating in this conference.
Besides paper sessions and symposia, the conference includes five named keynote lecturers and the awarding of the Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics, and the O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship.
Proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions or symposia, and interactive workshops are encouraged. Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the group's discussion. Preference will be given to recent papers that have not been presented at major conferences. All topics related to Austrian economics, broadly conceived, and related social-science disciplines and business disciplines such as management, strategy, and entrepreneurship are appropriate for the conference. Proposals from junior faculty and PhD students are especially encouraged. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. All proposals are peer reviewed by the AERC Program Committee. Submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2014. Proposals after the deadline will be considered as space permits. Decisions will be communicated January 31 or shortly thereafter.
2014 Named Lectures
Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by James Walker: J. Huston McCulloch "Misesian Insights for Modern Macroeconomics"
Murray N. Rothbard Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by Helio Beltrao: Peter Klein
F.A. Hayek Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by Butler Shaffer: Ed Dolan "The Austrian Paradigm in Environmental Economics"
Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by James Rodney: James Grant "Hazlitt, My Hero"
Lou Church Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by the Lou Church Foundation: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Past lecturers have included Leland Yeager, Robert Higgs, Gene Epstein, David Stockman, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Caroline Baum, Gerald Steele, Nicolai Foss, Ronald Hamowy, Sudha Shenoy, Peter Schiff, Hunter Lewis, Jeremy Shearmur, William Butos, Dom Armentano and Brendan Brown.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FEES
For a hotel room at Auburn University Hotel phone 1-800-228-2876 or 334-821-8200 before February 20. Be sure to mention Austrian Economics Research Conference of the Mises Institute for the special rate of $115 plus tax (for single or double room). If Auburn University Hotel is full, we recommend Auburn GameDay Center around the corner from the Mises Institute, and be sure to mention you are with the Institute. If you are driving there are other hotels in the Auburn area that are not within walking distance of the Mises Institute.
For Faculty and Presenters, the registration fee is $285. The registration fee for Member Observers is $395 per person ($695 per couple), or $475 per person for Non-Members. Become a Member for $50 and register today at the Member price. (Call 800-636-4737 to check if your Membership is current.) Registration covers all sessions, three lunches, coffee breaks, and daily shuttles between AU Hotel and the Institute. Member Observers are requested to refrain from questions or comments during sessions, but faculty welcome discussion during meals and breaks.
There is a $25 processing fee for refunds of paid registrations. Contact Patricia Barnett with questions.
Student Scholarship Applications
A very limited number of scholarships are available for qualified full-time students, including complimentary sessions and lunches. Student scholarships do not include accommodations unless the student is presenting a paper. Travel grants are not available. Undergraduate students are requested to refrain from questions or comments during sessions. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship should register/login to the Mises Academy, go to Applications section of Courses, and complete all parts of the Student Event Scholarship Application Form.
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
We have a number of exciting speakers and panels scheduled for the Austrian Economics Research Conference 2014. If you have never been, I encourage you to attend the AERC this year. Papers and books that advance the Austrian School are presented here for the first time, which gives you the chance to discuss ideas with presenters and participants and make an important contribution to impacting the future of the School. If you are looking for comments on a paper, or just a chance to bounce some ideas off others who know something other than the latest mathematical wizardry of the profession, this is the place.
This is also the ideal setting for making professional contacts that will help you through the years. Your expertise and interests are highly valued by others. In addition, we always have a great time. There is no substitute for the intellectual stimulation and personal camaraderie that the Austrian Economics Research Conference combines into one event.
We hope you will join us.
Professor of Economics, Pace University
Academic Vice President, Mises Institute