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Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2021

Rothbard Graduate Seminar

June 6, 2021June 11, 2021
Auburn, Alabama

View the 2021 Schedule here.

Students apply for a scholarship here.  

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

The core text for RGS 2021 is Human Action, which each attendee will receive along with other study materials which may be found here.

Welcoming remarks and discussions take place over dinner Sunday, June 6. Sessions begin Monday morning, June 7, and end Friday afternoon, June 11.

Scholarship application deadline is February 19, with decisions communicated to all applicants by March 5.

Attendance is limited to a small number of exceptional full-time students who are pursuing graduate degrees in economics, history, philosophy, law, 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.

Each applicant must provide a copy of the following: student photo ID, Unofficial Academic Transcript, one letter of academic recommendation, and a writing sample.

Important Note: all seminar applicants agree to abide by the Mises Institute's Visiting Scholar Manual.

Scholarships include study materials, meals, accommodations with arrival Sunday, June 6 and departure Saturday, June 12 (accommodation location will be emailed to accepted students). Students are responsible for the cost of transportation to Auburn. (Most people fly into Atlanta airport, 100 miles north of Auburn and use Groome Transportation for shuttle service between Atlanta and Auburn. There are no shuttles to Auburn from airports other than Atlanta. Shuttle reservations can be made after you receive information on the accommodations location.)

Special thanks to Alice J. Lillie for making this event possible.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

Writing Sample

A sample of academic writing, either a paper written for a class or a BA or MA thesis, or articles published on Mises.org or Lewrockwell.com. Any length. Applicants are not expected to write something original specifically for this application.

Letter of Recommendation

This letter should address your academic strengths that go beyond what is recorded in the university transcript. Particularly helpful are comments on your interest in Austrian economics or Austrian scholarship in general, and your commitment to and capacity for pursuing a graduate degree. If you are already a graduate student, the letters should address the quality of your research and potential to make contributions in your academic field. If your professor wishes to send this letter privately, it can be emailed to fellowships@mises.org.


Dr. Joseph T. Salerno, Pace University and Mises Institute, RGS Director

Dr. David GordonMises Review

Dr. Jeffrey Herbener, Grove City College

Dr. Peter Klein, Baylor University

Dr. Patrick Newman, Florida Southern College

Dr. Mark Thornton, Mises Institute

Students apply for a scholarship here.  

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 remuneration and that all rights, title and interest to the photos and use of them belongs to the Mises Institute.

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