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Austrian Scholars Conference 9

Austrian Scholars Conference

March 13, 2003March 15, 2003
Auburn, Alabama

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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"

Rothbard Memorial Lecture

BUTLER SHAFFER, Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law

"A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Human Spirit: The Luddites Revisited"

Hazlitt Memorial Lecture

GENE CALLAHAN, Author, Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School

"The Road to Liberty"

Hayek Memorial Lecture

SUDHA SHENOY, Lecturer, School of Policy, The University of Newcastle

"An Auxiliary for Historians: The Contribution of the Older Austrians"


THURSDAY March 13 

40th Anniversary Symposium in Honor of  Murray N. Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State.

  • 9:00am Peter Boettke: Rothbard on Socialism in the US and in the Soviet Union                           
  • 9:30am Laurent Carnis: Rothbard on the Economics of Crime                           
  • 10:00am David Gordon: Mises's Criticisms of Rothbard on Natural Law                                                
  • 10:30am Break                            
  • 11:00am Alexandre Padilla: Rothbard on Agency Problems                          
  • 11:30am Joseph Salerno: Rothbard on Money

12:00pm Reception

1:00-2:45pm FORUM  New books.

  • Man, Economy, and State/Power and Market: The Scholars Edition (Auburn: Mises Institute, 2003) by Murray N. Rothbard, with introduction by Joseph Stromberg                                     
  • Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (Auburn: Mises Institute, 2003) by Jesus Huerta de Soto. Presentation by Nikolay Gertchev                                 
  • Epistemological Problems of Economics (Auburn: Mises Institute, 2003) by Ludwig von Mises, with an introduction by Jorg Guido Hulsmann                                    
  • In Defense of Logic by Steven Yates (currently under consideration)                                   
  • The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War (Palgrave/Macmillan. 2002) by Hunt Tooley

3:00-4:30: SESSIONS 

  • Optimal Monetary Policy. Chairman: Guido Hülsmann.
    • "The Optimal Quantity of Money" Guido Hülsmann (Mises Institute)    
    • "Optimal Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective" Guido Zimmermann (DekaBank, Frankfurt)  
    • "Let's Replace the Fed with Competitive Money" George Trivoli (Jacksonville State University)      
    • "Comment" Jeffrey Herbener (Grove City College) 
    •  "Comment" Joseph Salerno (Pace University)
  • Sociology and History: Chairman: William P. Anderson.
  •  "Mary Wollstonecraft's Late Critique of the French Revolution: Against Fatal Presumption" Roberta Modugno (University of Roma 3)                                  
  • "Property Rights and Time Preference" by Robert Mulligan (Western Carolina University College of Business)                                   
  • "The Theory of Adolescence and the Rise of State Interventionism in Late Nineteenth Century America" David Alan Black (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)                                  
  •  "The Human Causes of the Black Death" Frank Williams (Reinhardt College) 

5:00-6:00 The Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture: Gene Callahan (Economics for Real People): "The Road to Liberty"

6:00 Reception 

FRIDAY March 14 

8:30-10:00m SESSIONS

  • The Structure of Government. Chairman:  Natalie Janson.
    • "Federalism and Economic Freedom" Thomas DiLorenzo (Loyola College)    
    • "Financial Privacy and Individual Liberty" David R. Burton (Argus Group)  
    • "Democratization or Liberty" Adam Lowther (University of Alabama)   
    • "Property and Liberty: the Foundation of Edmund Burke's Political Economy. Joseph Pappin III (University of South Carolina) 
  • Austrian Economics, Marketing, and Resource-Advantage Theory. Chairman: Walter Block. 
  • "Competition as a Process and Antitrust Policy" Dennis Arnett (Texas Tech University )    
  • Jerry Goolsby (Loyola University)     
  • Stuart Wood  (Loyola University)   
  • Walter Block (Loyola University) 
  • Tony Deden  (Sage Capital)                
  • Sean Corrigan  (Capital Insight)                
  • Jeff Scott    (Wells Fargo)                
  • Antony Mueller (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) 
  • Cycles, Panics, and Crashes.   Chairman: Jeff Scott.  

10:15-11:45am SESSIONS 

  • The Austrian Tradition. Chairman: Joseph Salerno.
  • Praxeology, Ethics, and Social Theory. Chairman: Jeffrey Herbener.  
  • "On Christianity and the Ethical Critique of Austrian Economics"Shawn R. Ritenour (Grove City College)                                  
  • "Acquiescence is not Inevitable: Mises Versus Weber on Bureaucracy" William P. Anderson (Grove City College)                                  
  • "A Praxeological Defense of the Market: Welfare Theory or the Common Good" Jeffrey M. Herbener (Grove City College)                                  
  • "Binary Economics: Paradigm Shift or Cluster of Errors?"Timothy Terrell (Wofford College)

12:00 Luncheon

1:00-2:30pm SESSIONS    

  • The War Economy. Chairman: Peter Klein.
    • "William Tecumseh Sherman's War and the Brutality of the Twentieth Century" Hunt Tooley (Austin College)                             
    • "Military Spending and Corporate Structure: Lessons from the Vietnam War" Peter G. Klein (University of Missouri)                                  
    • "Wartime Socialization of Investment: A Reassesment of U.S. Capital Formation in the 1940s" Robert Higgs (Independent Institute) 
  • Austrians in Academia. Chairman: Mark Thornton.
  • "The Market for Academic Research" Mark Thornton (Mises Institute)                            
  • "An Austrian View of the Circular Flow Model Incorporating the Entrepreneur" Barry Simpson (Auburn University) and Scott Kjar (Central Georgia College)                          
  • "Richard T. Ely and the Historical School: The Takeover of a Profession" Gary M. Pecquet (Loyola University, New Orleans) 

3:00-4:30pm SESSIONS 


6:00pm Reception 

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"

9:30-11:00am SESSIONS 

  • Transition Economics. Chairman:  Paul Cwik.
    • "The Importance of Self-Governance for Transition Economies." Peter J. Boettke (George Mason University) and Edward Stringham (San Jose State University)   
    • "An Austrian Economics Perspective of the Privatization of the Steel Industry in Post-Communist Romania" Peter Calcagno (Wingate University) and Marius Dan (Wingate University)  
    • "Trading Off State Patronage for Free Markets: African Perspectives on Economic Transition" Kalonga Stambuli (Surrey Institute, UK)   
    • "An Austrian Theory of Economic Transitions" Yuri N. Maltsev (Carthage College)
  • Austrian Economics at Loyola Part 2. Chairman: Walter Block. 
  • "Heterogeneous Expectations and Security Price Distributions." Stuart Wood (Loyola University, New Orleans) Commentator: William Barnett                      
  • "Role for Government?" by Nick Capaldi (Loyola University, New Orleans). Commentator: Mike Saliba     
  • "The Fall and Rise of the Iron Law of Wages" Walter Block and Jerry Dauterive (Loyola University, New Orleans). Commentator: Nick Capaldi      
  • "Murray Rothbard, the Cold War, and the 'Paleo' Antiwar Movement: A Brief Intellectual History" Ryan McMaken ( University of Colorado, Denver)                               
  • "The Use and Abuse of the Just War Tradition: American Conservative Thought: 1950-2002" Joseph Stromberg (Mises Institute)                               
  • Commentator: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. (Mises Institute)
  • The Ideology of War. Chairman: Hunt Tooley.

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"

12:15pm: Luncheon 

1:00-2:30pm SESSIONS 

  • Recent Financial History. Chairman: Sean Corrigan.
  • Austrian Business Economics. Chairman: Alexander Padilla.  
  • "Profit Maximizing Versus Revenue Maximizing Firms? Only Time Will Tell" William Anderson (Frostburg State University)                  
  • "The Praxeological Foundations of the Employment Compact" Patrick Gunning (Feng Chia University)                   
  • "The Development of Electronic Money: Toward the Emergence of Free Banking?" Nathalie Janson, (ESC Rouen, France)                
  • "State Economic Development Planning: An Austrian Critique and Case Study" Benjamin Powell (George Mason University)                  
  • "On the Practice of International Trade," John Robert Subrick (George Mason University) 

3:00-4:30pm SESSIONS  


Reception and Dinner: Barbecue, with music provided by Fred Lord (violin and fiddle), Cathy Love (piano concertina), and Scott Hanson (Double Bass).


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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