Mises University 17

Mises University 20140603
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The Mises University is the world’s leading instructional program in the Austrian School of economics. Since 1984, it has been the essential training ground for economists who are looking beyond the mainstream.

The program offers courses, seminars, and reading groups on the whole range of the discipline. A core curriculum presents economic foundations, and more than fifty elective classes explore the entire range of economics, in all levels of advancement. The program ends with a Mündliche Prüfung, an optional exam for an honors certificate.

Subject areas cover market behavior, competition, value and utility, money and banking, business cycles, industrial organization, method, economic history, the philosophy of science, financial economics, and more. You attend what most suits your interests and level of advancement.

Classes are interspersed with reading groups, discussion seminars, faculty panels, and plenary lectures. There are special sessions on economic history, economics and ethics, and political philosophy. Nightly social hours allow time to meet and discuss it all with faculty and other students. There’s even a primer on surviving graduate school.


Walter Block (Loyola University, New Orleans) 

Roger Garrison (Auburn University)

David Gordon (Mises Review)

Jeffrey M. Herbener (Grove City College)

Hans-Hermann Hoppe (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Jörg Guido Hülsmann (Mises Institute)

Peter Klein (University of Missouri) 

Roderick T. Long (Auburn University)

Joseph T. Salerno (Pace University)

Mark Thornton (Columbus State University)

Richard Vedder (Ohio University) 

Steven Yates (Mises Institute)



SUNDAY, August 4

  • 10:00am-8:00pm (Central Time) check-in at Commons Dorm                
  • 5:00-7:00 Registration at Mises Institute (bus between dorm and Mises Institute every half hour, 5:00-7:00)                          
  • 7:00 Dinner at the Mises Institute                          
  • 8:00 Welcoming remarks, faculty introductions Thornton                           
  • 8:15 Mises and the Foundation of Austrian Scholarship. Hoppe            
  • 9:30 Social Hour  

MONDAY August 5 

  • 9:00-10:00am The Early History of the Austrian School. Hülsmann                          
  • 10:15-11:15am The Marginalist Revolution. Salerno                           
  • 11:30-12:30am Value, Utility, and Price. Herbener                           
  • Lunch             
  • 1:30-2:30pm Calculation and Price Theory. Salerno                          
  • 2:45-3:45pm Money and Banking. Block            
  • 4:00-5:00pm Wages and Labor. Vedder             
  • Dinner             
  • 7:00pm Piano Discussion and Concert: Barbara Acker-Mills            
  • 8:00pm Social Hour

TUESDAY August 6 

  • 9:00-10:00am Praxeology: The Austrian Method. Hoppe            
  • 10:15-11:15am Time Preference and Interest. Herbener            
  • 11:30-12:30pm Capital. Garrison             
  • Lunch            
  • 1:30-2:30pm  Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle I. Garrison            
  • 2:45-3:45pm  Monopoly and Competition. Block                        
  • 4:00-5:00pm The Great Depression. Vedder            
  • Dinner             
  • 8:00pm Film in Amphitheater  (”Phantom Menace: Star Wars I”)


  • 9:00-10:am Concurrent Sessions 
    • Theory of the Profit, Loss, and Entrepreneurship. Salerno
    • Epistemological Problems of Economics. Gordon  
  • 10:15-:11:15am Concurrent Sessions  
    • Statistical Malfeasance in Government Data. Vedder 
    • Economics of Risk and Insurance. Hoppe         
  • 11:30-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle II. Garrison 
    • The Theory of the Firm. Klein
  • Lunch             
  • 1:30-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions 
    • Labor, Unemployment, and Fiscal Policy. Vedder 
    • Problems in Cycle Theory. Hülsmann  
  • 2:45-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions
    • Austrian Financial Economics. Vedder  
    • Economics of F.A. Hayek. Klein 
  • 4:00-5:00pm Seminars 
    • Austrian School in the History of Ideas. Gordon, Herbener
    • Money and Banking. Block, Salerno 
    • Firms and Financial Markets. KleinThornton
  • Dinner and Social Hour: Gattis 

THURSDAY August 8 

  • 9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions  
    • Environmental and Resource Economics. Block   
    • Critique of Keynesian Macroeconomics. Herbener 
  • 10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions  
    • Macroeconomics of Taxes and Tax Reform. Garrison   
    • Foundations of Welfare Economics. Hülsmann 
  • 11:30-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • Austria and Chicago on Law and Economics. Hoppe   
    • Theory and History. Gordon   
  • Lunch            
  • 1:30-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • Two Kinds of Free Banking. Hülsmann    
    • Monetarist vs Austrian Views of the Trade Cycle. Garrison 
  • 2:45-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions 
    • Economics as a Profession. Klein 
    • Human Action in the History of Thought. Salerno               
  • 4:00-5:00pm Concurrent Seminars 
    • A Critique of Public Choice on Government. Thornton, Block  
    • Common Errors in Economic Theory. Herbener, Klein                 
    • Economics and Ethics. Gordon, Long 
    • Theory and History. Hoppe, Hülsmann

  • Dinner and Social Hour: Gattis 

FRIDAY August 9

  • 9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions  
    • The Rawlsian Invasion of Economics. Gordon 
    •  The Free Market and Shareholder Rights. Klein 
  • 10:15-11:15pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • International Monetary Systems. Salerno   
    • The American Austrians. Herbener
  • 11:30-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • Extensions and Applications in Austrian Macroeconomics. Garrison 
    • Economic Reasoning: Principles and Common Fallacies. Gordon
  • Lunch             
  • 1:30-2:30 Concurrent Sessions 
    • Recent Monetary Crises. Herbener    
    • The Case Against Neo-Polylogism. Yates
  • 2:45-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions 
    • History and New Directions for Austrian Economists. Salerno  
    • The Economics of Information Technology. Klein 
  • 4:00-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions 
    • Protection and the Market for Security. Hoppe 
    • Why Economists Should Study Logic and Philosophy. Long 
  • 6:30pm All Faculty Panel             
  • 8:00pm Film in Amphitheater (”Enemy of the State”)

SATURDAY August 10 

  • 9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions  
    • The Economics of Prohibitionism. Thornton   
    • The Place of the Equilibrium Construct. Hülsmann
  • 10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions  
    • Economics of Political Centralization. Hoppe   
    • The Utopianism of Marx and Keynes. Herbener 
  • 11:30-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • Knowledge and Judgement. Hülsmann   
    • The Case Against All Antitrust Legislation. Block 
  • Lunch             
  • 1:30-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
    • Twenty Greatest Economics Books. Gordon 
    • Apriorism and Positivism in the Social Sciences . Long 
  • 2:45-5:00pm Study Time and Mündliche Prüfung      
  • 5:30pm Barbecue

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