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Austrian Student Scholars Conference

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November 5, 2004November 6, 2004
Grove City, Pennsylvania

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Grove City College will host the Austrian Students Scholars Conference, November 5-6, 2004. Open to current undergraduates, the ASSC will bring together students from colleges and universities across the country to present their own research papers written in the tradition of the great Austrian School intellectuals such as Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Sennholz. Accepted papers will be presented in a regular conference format (see the schedule below) to an audience of students and faculty. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Drs. Guido Hülsmann and Joseph Salerno.

Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be awarded for the top three papers, respectively, as judged by a select panel of Grove City College faculty.


In 1956, J. Howard Pew hired Hans Sennholz, the young protégé of the Dean of Austrian economists, Ludwig von Mises, to head the economics department at Grove City College. Under his direction, Grove City College became the world’s leading undergraduate institution for the study of Austrian economics. Five years after Mises died in 1973, his widow, Margit von Mises, sought out their friend, Hans Sennholz, to make GCC permanent home to his papers and library. Sennholz gratefully accepted custody of the papers and hoped that Mises’s library would wind up at a graduate program where students would be capable of benefiting from it. Since 1978, the 20,000 page Mises Archive at GCC has already been the source of four books of his previously unpublished manuscripts.


Located 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the campus of Grove City College comprises over 150 beautifully landscaped acres, divided into two sections by Wolf Creek – Lower Campus and Upper Campus. Designed in the 1930s by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Upper Campus houses the spectacular Hall of Arts and Letters, completed in 2003. HAL is a beautiful, state-of-the-art teaching facility and the site of the Austrian Student Scholars Conference.


Friday, November 5, 2004

  • 2:00-5:00 Registration
  • 5:30-6:30 Dinner
  • 6:45-7:45 Hans Sennholz Lecture – Dr. Guido Hülsmann, Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute

Saturday, November 6, 2004

  • 8:00-8:30 Coffee and Pastries
  • 8:30-10:00 Concurrent Sessions
  • 10:15-11:45 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:45-3:15 Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:30-5:00 Concurrent Sessions
  • 5:30-6:30 Dinner
  • 6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Richard E. Fox Prizes for Best Papers
  • 7:00-8:00 Ludwig von Mises Lecture – Dr. Joseph Salerno, Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Graduate Finance and Economics Program, Pace University


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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