Austrian Scholars Conference 9
The Austrian Scholars Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, and for scholars interested or working in this intellectual tradition, it is the event of the year. Here is the final schedule for the ASC9, March 13-15, 2003. Here is the shuttle schedule.
Over the course of three days, expanded from previous years, the Austrian Scholars Conference offers eighty plus presentations on economics, history, philosophy, and the humanities, in addition to named lectures by the leaders in the field. It combines all the opportunities of a professional meeting, with the added attraction of hearing and presenting new and innovative research, engaging in vigorous debate, and interacting with like-minded scholars who share research interests.
Papers and panels cover a wide range of fields that impact on the Austrian paradigm, including: monetary theory; international trade; money and banking; methodology; history of thought; economic history; business cycles; geography; interventionism; literature; political philosophy; philosophy of science; society, culture, and religion; business regulation; environmental political economy; and history and theory of war. See online proceedings volumes from the Austrian Scholars Conference 8 and Austrian Scholars Conference 7.
The entire event takes place at the Mises Institute campus in Auburn, Alabama. The campus features spacious seminar rooms, a vast library with the best collection of Austrian School books in North America, and gorgeous gardens. All meals and receptions are catered at the Institute, where socializing and exchanging ideas becomes part of the conference experience. For more about the Institute, Auburn, directions, hotels, and transportation, see Austrian Guide to Auburn.
- "I've never missed an Austrian Scholars Conference. It's a great opportunity for exchanging ideas and advancing the School."--Randall G. Holcombe, Florida State University
- "A wonderful conference!" -- Tibor R. Machan, Chapman University.
- "No other conference in the economics profession discusses such a wide-ranging menu of interesting and important topics as the Austrian Scholars Conference." -- Thomas DiLorenzo, Loyola College
- "The most well organized and informative conference I've ever attended." -- Colin Knapp, University of Florida
- "I was truly impressed with what this conference achieved, and I was delighted to have the chance to meet up with so many friends." -- Ronald Hamowy, University of Alberta
- "It was an honor and special privilege to be part of such a high-level yet jovial gathering." -- Mahan Akal, University of Tennessee
- "I never come away from the ASC without at least a half dozen ideas for new writing projects." --Walter Block, Loyola University
- "Probably the best run conference I have ever attended. Also, the civility and open dialogue, together with strong commitments, were impressive. And the facility, the Ludwig von Mises Institute itself, is truly remarkable." -- Joseph Pappin, University of South Carolina
Mises Memorial Lecture
JOHN P. COCHRAN
Professor of Economics, Metropolitan State College of Denver
"Capital Monetary Calculation, and the Trade Cycle: The Importance of Sound Money"
Professor Cochran's main professional focus is business cycle, a subject on which he has published many scholarly articles, as well as a book on the Keynes-Hayek debate. He also writes in the popular press on current controversies. Topic: "Capital, Monetary Calculation, and the Trade Cycle: The Importance of Sound Money"
Rothbard Memorial Lecture
Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law
"A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Human Spirit: The Luddites Revisited"
Professor Shaffer is an outstanding and consistent voice for liberty in our time. Author of a book on the historical role of business in erecting the regulatory state, he has been a relentless critic of welfarism and warfarism, and an insightful observer of public psychology.
Hazlitt Memorial Lecture
Author, Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School
"The Road to Liberty"
Gene Callahan has written the most widely praised introduction to Austrian economics in the post-Hazlitt period, a book praised by Barron's as "a terrific new book...a good read on the joys of economic thoughts."
Hayek Memorial Lecture
Lecturer, School of Policy, The University of Newcastle
"An Auxiliary for Historians: The Contribution of the Older Austrians"
An expert on the work of Hayek, Professor Shenoy has written widely on fiscal policy and the failure of countercyclical Keynesian policies, among many other topics including development economics and the role of interventionism in inhibiting economic growth.
Austrian Scholars Conference 9
THURSDAY March 13
40th Anniversary Symposium in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State. Meeting Room A.
1:00-2:45pm FORUM New books. Meeting Room A
FRIDAY March 14
7:45pm Piano Concert (Barbara Acker-Mills: Bach's Prelude and fugue in Bb major; Bach's Prelude and fugue in F major; Haydn's Sonata in C major; Chopin's Ballade in G minor; Chopin's Scherzo in B flat minor; Prokoviev's Sonata in A minor) followed by Mises-Kreis Lieder
SATURDAY March 15
8:30-9:15am: Lou Church Memorial Lecture in Religion and Economics: Timothy Terrell (Wofford College) : "What the Evangelical Environmentalists Don't Consider about Economics"
11:15-12:15am F.A. Hayek Memorial Lecture: Sudha Shenoy (The University of Newcastle) : "An Auxiliary for Historians: The Contribution of the Older Austrians"
Reception and Dinner: Barbecue, with music provided by Fred Lord (violin and fiddle), Cathy Love (piano concertina), and Scott Hanson (Double Bass).
Hotel rooms at the Auburn University Hotel are just $76, single or double. Phone 1-800-228-2876 or 334-821-8200 before February 13. Be sure to mention the Mises Institute for the special rate. If the hotel is fully booked, please connect to our Austrian Guide to Auburn for alternative hotels within walking distance.
For faculty and others, the registration fee is $200, which includes all sessions, lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Saturday, and receptions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The conference begins with a reception on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at 11:30am Central Time, and ends with a barbecue dinner on Saturday evening, March 15. For qualified full-time students, the registration fee to attend all sessions and meals is waived.
- Travel and Shuttle information
- Register Online
- Student Scholarship Application
- Austrian Guide to Auburn
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
The conference is nearly full, so facutly, students, and others who want to present papers and organize sessions need to act on this soon. We have expanded the conference by additional day. This will allow us to accommodate 24 additional papers, bringing the total number of presentations near the 100 mark.
A second forum will cover published articles. Because the remainder of the conference covers articles in process, this session fills a gap present in previous ASCs. The conference continues on Thursday with panels on finance and the police state. Friday and Saturday are devoted to paper presentations in concurrent sessions, as in the past.
In addition to the 100 presentations, the conference also includes two luncheons, two dinners and three receptions, all to be held on the beautiful campus of the Mises Institute, which features a library of 24,000 books along with Mises and Rothbard archives. You will find research materials available here that are otherwise inaccessible, so plan to use some of your time to advance your own research.
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 Scholars Conference combines into one event. The price of the conference is $200, the same as last year. You can make reservations at the Auburn University Hotel by calling 800.228.2876. See the Austrian Guide to Auburn for more information on the town.