Austrian Economics and the Financial Markets: The Mises Circle in Manhattan
May 22, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 6:30 PMThe University Club in New York City
Only the Austrian perspective on economics can provide a credible accounting for what has happening to the monetary system, the banking system, the housing market, and the entire financial sector. Here is the conference that puts it all together: the theory, the practice, the history, all within the context of the financial markets.
It is an opportunity to hear some of the best financial minds today speak out on the crisis that continues to afflict us thanks to central bank intervention and government policy, both of which are conspiring to destroy the American standard of living.
Please join us for this historic occasion in College Hall, The University Club, One West 54th Street; New York, New York.
8:00 a.m. Registration begins, Coffee, Bookstore Opens
8:50 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. Douglas E. French, Mises Institute, "ABCT and the Mind of the Investor"
9:30 a.m. Christopher Whalen, Institutional Risk Analytics, "Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream"
10:00 a.m. Robert Murphy, Institute for Energy Research, "Only the Austrians Understand Interest Rates"
10:30 a.m. Refreshment break, Discussion, Bookstore Open
10:45 a.m. Kevin Duffy, Bearing Asset Management, "Navigating the Financial Markets with an Austrian Compass"
11:15 a.m. Joseph Salerno, Pace University, "Can ABCT Explain the Overconsumption Boom?"
11:45 p.m. Lawrence Parks, Foundation for Monetary Education, "Why the U.S. Monetary System is Dishonest & Blowing Up"
Noon - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon, Main Dining Room, 7th Floor
2:00 p.m. (College Hall, 1st Floor) Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, When is the Next AIG to Fall?"
3:00 p.m. Break, Discussion, Bookstore Open (College Hall)
3:15 p.m. Thorsten Polleit, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, "Fiat Money and Collective Corruption"
3:45 p.m. Frederick Sheehan, AuContrarian.com, "Chairman Greenspan: A Fiat Mind for a Fiat Age"
4:15 p.m. Joseph Calandro, University of Connecticut, "Austrian Economics and Investing"
4:45 p.m. Break, Discussion, Bookstore Open
5:00 p.m. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Mises Institute, "Parallel Lives: Rothbard and Greenspan."
5:30 p.m. All-speaker Panel with Q&A, moderated by Jeff Scott, Cognilytics
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. Bookstore Closes
At the University Club, call 212-572-3415 or email before April 23 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $295 per night plus tax, based on availability. Or, contact the nearby Warwick Hotel at 212-247-2700 or email or register online before April 19, and mention Rate Code 0510MI for a special rate of $215 per night, plus tax, based on availability.
James Fogal of the Mises Institute will be available during breaks to discuss tax-saving strategies.
Registration fee for Mises Institute Members is $145, including lunch and refreshment breaks ($210 for non-Members).
Please be advised of The University Club's dress code which is in effect at all times. Male members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts and ties. Female members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar standards: tailored clothing that otherwise conforms to this rule including suits, dresses and skirts or tailored trousers with dress shirts, blouses or sweaters. Jeans, shorts, capris, sneakers, flip flops and other such casual sportswear are not considered appropriate attire.
Other Club rules include no photography inside the building, and no cell phone or PDA use except in private rooms or the telephone booths in the public areas.
Publicity Waiver: Registering for this event gives the Mises Institute permission to take photos of attendees and use the photos for fundraising purposes. By this authorization, attendees understand and agree that no participant shall receive renumeration and that all rights, title and interest to the photos and use of them belongs to the Mises Institute.