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Austrian Economics Research Conference 2016

Austrian Economics Research Conference

March 31, 2016April 2, 2016
Mises Institute

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.

The final conference schedule is here.

Unable to attend in person? You can watch the named lectures live at Mises.org/Live.

Photographs of this event are available at mises.org/AERC16

Students: see scholarship application process at bottom of page.

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 Political Economy.

Named Lectures
Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by James Walker: Jeffrey M. Herbener 
Murray N. Rothbard Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by Helio Beltrao: Paul Gottfried
F.A. Hayek Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by Don Printz: Bruce Yandle​
Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture: David Cowan
Lou Church Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by the Lou Church Foundation: Jörg Guido Hülsmann

The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. Central time on Thursday, March 31 and the last session ends at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. The preliminary schedule is here

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 papers@mises.org by January 30, 2016. Proposals after the deadline will be considered as space permits. Decisions will be communicated by January 31, 2016. 


For a hotel room at Auburn University Hotel phone 1-800-228-2876 or 334-821-8200 before March 10. Be sure to mention Austrian Economics Research Conference of the Mises Institute for the special rate of $122 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 early discounted registration fee is $228. (After February 14 the registration fee is $285.) The early discounted registration fee for Member Observers is $316 per person ($395 after February 14). Become a Member for $60 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 discussion is welcome during meals and breaks. Registration fees cannot be disaggregated.

There is a $25 processing fee for refunds of paid registrations. Contact Patricia Barnett with questions.

Shuttle between Atlanta airport and Auburn
Driving directions to Auburn

Student Scholarship Applications

A 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.

This form may be used for registration and/or scholarship donation.



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