Mises Institute Awards
The Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize
For excellence in research and teaching to sponsor a promising young scholar to teach at Mises University.
For lifetime defense of liberty, awards $10,000 to a public intellectual or distinguished scholar (1999-2012).
- 2012: Butler Shaffer
- 2011: Walter Block
- 2010: Jim Rogers
- 2009: Jesus Huerta de Soto
- 2008: Pascal Salin
- 2007: Robert Higgs
- 2006: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
- 2005: William H. Peterson
- 2004: Hans F. Sennholz
- 2003: Ron Paul
- 2002: Bettina Bien Greaves
- 2001: Antony GN Flew
- 2000: Ralph Raico
- 1999: Otto von Habsburg
Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom
In recognition of significant and wide-ranging libertarian leadership, as a scholar or public intellectual, established through the generosity of George W. Connell.
- 2015 Robert Higgs
- 2015 Hans-Hermann Hoppe
- 2012: Douglas E. French
- 2008: Ron Paul
- 2006: David Gordon
- 2005: Walter Block
- 2004: Gary North
- 2003: Burton Blumert
The Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics
$1,500 to the author of a paper that best advances economic science in the Austrian tradition
- 2016: Patrick Newman The Depression of 1873-1879: An Austrian Perspective
- 2015: Per Bylund Ronald Coase's 'Nature of the Firm' and the Argument for Economic Planning
- 2014: Andreas Hoffmann and Gunther Schnabl Monetary Nationalism and International Economic Instability
- 2013: Laura Davidson Against Monetary Disequilibrium Theory and Fractional Reserve Free Banking
- 2012: Malavika Nair Money or Money Substitutes? Implications of Selgin's Small Change Challenge
- 2011: Xavier Méra, "Factor Prices Under Monopoly"
- 2010: Matthew McCaffrey, "Entrepreneurship, Economic Evolution, and the End of Capitalism: Reconsidering Schumpeter's Thesis"
- 2009: Mateusz Machaj, "Market Socialism and the Property Problem: Different Perspectives of the Socialist Calculation Debate"
- 2007: Renaud Fillieule, "The 'Value-Riches' Model: An Alternative to Garrison's Model in the Austrian Macroeconomics of Growth and Cycle"
- 2005: Samuel Bostaph, "Wieser on Economic Calculation under Socialism"
- 2003: Nikolay Gertchev, "The Case Against Currency Boards"
- 2001: Joseph Salerno, "The Place of Human Action in the Development of Modern Economic Thought"
The O.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy
$1,500 to the author of the paper that best advances libertarian scholarship.
- 2016: David Howden and Yang Zhou Why Did China's Population Grow So Quickly?
- 2015: Carmen Elena Dorobat Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy Are But One System: Mises on International Organizations and the World Trade Organization
- 2014: G.P. Manish Market Reforms in India and the Quality of Economic Growth
- 2013: William Butos Monetary Orders and Institutions: A Hayekian Perspective
- 2012: Thorsten Polleit and Jonathan Mariano Credit Default Swaps from the Viewpoint of Libertarian Property Rights and Contract Theory
- 2011: Philipp Bagus: “Austrian Business Cycle Theory: Are 100 Percent Reserves Sufficient to Prevent a Business Cycle?”
- 2010: Gil Guillory and Patrick C. Tinsley, "The Role of Subscription-Based Patrol and Restitution in the Future of Liberty"
- 2008: Robert F. Mulligan, "Time Preference and Property Rights"
- 2006: J.G. Hülsmann, "Fact and Counterfactuals in Economic Law"
- 2004: Thomas E. Woods, "Symposium on Federalism, War, and Reconstruction"
- 2002: Stephan Kinsella, "Against Intellectual Property"
Ludwig von Mises Entrepreneurship Award
Certificate and beautifully inscribed medallion awarded to businesspeople exhibiting entrepreneurial success and devotion to the free-market ideal.
- 2016: James M. Rodney, Detroit Forming, Inc.
- 2013: Henry Getz, Morton Buildings
- 2010: James M. Wolfe, Pasco Washington
- 2006: Robert L. Luddy, Econ-Air, Inc.
The George F. Koether Free-Market Writing Award
A medal and a $2,500 honorarium, presented for an outstanding book or essay.
- 2012: Thomas J. DiLorenzo: Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government
- 2009: Thomas Woods: Meltdown
- 2008: Judge Andrew Napolitano: A Nation of Sheep
The Elgin Groseclose Award
$20 Liberty Head Double Eagle, goes to the best piece of money writing in the previous year.
The Douglas E. French Prize
$2,500 for the student who emerges from the Mises University oral examinations with the best record, as chosen by the examining committee.
- 2016 Hunter Morris, Baylor University
- 2015 Karl-Friedrich Israel, University of Angers, France
- 2014 Kyle Marchini, Grove City College
- 2013 James Chappelow, University of Missouri
- 2012 Patrick Newman, Rutgers University
- 2011 Jakub Wisniewski of Queen Mary, University of London
- 2010 G.P. Manish of Suffolk University
- 2009 Ed Perry of Indiana University
- 2008 David Howden of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
- 2007 Benjamin Darrington of Yale University
- 2006 Mateusz Machaj of the University of Wroclaw, Poland
Grant Aldrich Prize
$1,000 for the best student paper at Austrian Economics Research Conference (2017)
$1,000 for the second-highest score on the Mises University examinations, and $500 for the third-highest score. (2017)
$1,000 for the third-highest score on the Mises University examinations (2016)
- 2016 Mises University: Daniel Sánchez Piñol Yulee, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
George and Joele Eddy Prize
$1,500 for the second-highest score on the Mises University examinations, and $750 for the third-highest score. (2007 - 2015). $1,800 for second-highest score (2016)
- 2016 George Pickering, London School of Economics
- 2015 Louis Rouanet, Paris Institute of Political Science
- 2014 Matei Apavaloaei (2nd Place), Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest; and Edgar Duarte Aguilar (3rd Place), Francisco Marroquin University
- 2013: Daniel Costa (2nd Place), University of Porto School of Economics, Portugal, and Michael Leahy (3rd Place), Saint Joseph's University
- 2012: Matthew McCaffrey (2nd Place) of University of Angers, and Wolf von Laer (3rd Place) of University Rey Juan Carlos
- 2011: Samuel Selikoff (2nd Place) of Boston College, and Robyn Harte-Bunting (3rd Place) of University Rey Juan Carlos and University of Angers
- 2010: Jakub Wisniewski (2nd Place) of Queen Mary, University of London,
Matthew McCaffrey (3rd Place) of University of Angers
- 2009: G.P. Manish (2nd Place) of Suffolk University, Christopher Oppermann (3rd Place) of Holy Spirit Preparatory School
- 2008: Gary Danelishen (2nd Place) of Auburn University, Gennady Stolyarov (3rd Place) of Hillsdale College
- 2007: Helene Haabegaard of the University of Copenhagen (2nd Place), Jack Parker of the University of Alabama (3rd Place)
Mündliche Prüfung Conference Examinations
Mises University 2014 overall results
- 64 candidates took the written exam, 30 were admitted to oral exams, 6 proceeded to final
- Finalists: Edgar Duarte Aguilar, Matei Apavaloaei, Davis Bourne, Kyle Marchini, Jonathan Newman, and Arkadiusz Sieron
- Passed Oral Exam with Honors: Edgar Duarte Aguilar (Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala), Matei Apavaloaei (University of Economic Studies, Bucharest), Davis Bourne (Millsaps College), Blaine Kelley (Illinois Central College), Paulo Kogos (Insper Institute of Education & Research, Brazil), Kyle Marchini (Grove City Colllege), Jonathan Newman (Auburn University), Brice Rothschild (Paris XI University), Arkadiusz Sieron (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
- Passed Oral Exam: Matt Battaglioli (John Tyler College), Guilherme Benezra (Escola Superior de Popaganda e Marketing, Brazil), Joakim Book (University of Glasgow), Georg Buhler (University of Mannheim, Germany), Douglas Calder (Clemson University), Joel Crenshaw (Liberty University), Eric Faden (Florida International University), Darrell Falconburg (College of Idaho), Juan Igarzabal (Broward College), Lasse Kristensen (Aalborg University, Denmark), Savannah Liston ( Veritas et Libertas), Daniel Rothschild (San Jose State University), John Soriano (Duke University), Carel van der Linden (Tilburg University, Netherlands), Jonathan Wilbur (University of Florida)
Mises University 2013 overall results
- 85 candidates took the written exam, 21 were admitted to oral exams, 6 proceeded to final
- Finalists: Edgar Duarte Aguilar, James Chappelow, Daniel Costa, Michael Leahy, Matthew Schaffer, Wolf von Laer
- Passed Oral Exam with Honors: James Chappelow (University of Missouri), Daniel Costa (University of Porto), Edgar Duarte Aguilar (Francisco Marroquin University), Michael Leahy (Saint Joseph's University), Jonathan Newman (Auburn University), Matthew Schaffer (Central Michigan University), Wolf von Laer (King's College London)
- Passed Oral Exam: Matthew Advent (Benedictine College), Daniel Bennett (Wofford College), Davis Bourne (Millsaps College), Joseph Diedrich (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Ryan Griggs (Mises Academy Intern), Jared Hausmann (Saint Louis University), Andrew Herbener (Grove City College), Blaine Kelley (Illinois Central College), (Alexander Kelly (Wofford College), Jan Skapa (Brno University of Technology), Christopher Zimny (State College of Florida)
Mises University 2012 overall results
- 79 candidates took the written exam, 25 were admitted to oral exam, 6 proceeded to final exam
- Finalists: Mattheus von Guttenberg, Wolf von Laer, Christopher Oppermann, Patrick Newman, Mateusz Benedyk, Matthew McCaffrey
- Passed Oral Exam with Honors: Christopher Oppermann (Harvard University), Kristoffer Hansen (University of Oxford), Patrick Newman (Rutgers University), Wolf von Laer (University Rey Juan Carlos), Gabriel Oliva (Unversity Sao Paulo), Matthew McCaffrey (University of Angers), David Grzybowski (Case Western Reserve University), Mateusz Benedyk (University of Wroclaw)
- Passed Oral Exam: Tabor Barranti (Johns Hopkins University), Justin Bradfield (Johns Hopkins University), Stephen Farrington (University of Central Florida), Walter Melnik (Michigan State University), Andy Herbener (Grove City College), Ted Sonnier (Carnegie Mellon University), Mattheus von Guttenberg (Flagler College), Edgar Carlos Duarte Aguilar (Universidad Francisco Marroquin), Eric Perkerson (University of Georgia)
Mises University 2011 overall results
- 125 candidates took the written exam, 33 were admitted to oral exam
- Passed Oral Exam with Honors: Danny Hintze, Thomas Vergote, Ed Dehm, Jose Mora, Raymond Walter, David Grzybowski, Abhinandan Mallick, Matthew McCaffrey
- Passed Oral Exam: Bardhyl Salihu, David Bholat, Walter Melnik, Daniel Rodrigues Carreiro, Anita Acavalos, Ted Sonnier, Patch Newman, Daniel Krawisz, Cameron Belt, Michael Wiebe, Brent Myren, Hendrik Hagedorn
Mises University 2010 overall results
- 122 candidates, 28 admitted to oral exam after written test
- Honors: Zachary Caceres, Lode Cossaer, Robyn Harte-Bunting, Stan Kwiatkowski, G.P. Manish, Matthew McCaffrey, Xavier Mera, Chris Oppermann, Leonid Shapiro, Jacub Wisniewski, Ken Zahringer
- Passed: Dante Bayona, Mateusz Benedyk, Maciej Bitner, Aaron Brown, Oscar Rodriguez Carreiro, Daniel Danta, Paul Labro, Dion MacDonald, Michael Marsocci, Sam Selikoff, Raymond Walter
- Douglas French Prize for Most Learned ($3,000): G.P. Manish
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Second Place ($1000): Jakub Wisniewski
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Third Place ($500): Matthew McCaffrey
Mises University 2009 overall results
- 129 candidates; 22 admitted to the oral exam after written test
- Honors: Grant Babcock, Lode Cossaer, G.P. Manish, Matt McCaffrey, Xavier Mera, Malavika Nair, Christopher Oppermann, Ed Perry, Toban Wiebe
- Passed: Michael Douma, Philip Impellizzeri, Guillem Laporta, David Leighton, Abhinandan Mallick, Ted Phalan, Raymond Walter, Michael Wiebe, Guillaume Vuillermey
- Douglas French Prize for Most Learned ($3,000): Ed Perry
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Second Place ($1000): G.P. Manish
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Third Place ($500): Christopher Oppermann
Mises University 2008 overall results
- 82 candidates; 29 admitted to the oral exam after written test
- Honors: Serenity Wang, Stanislaw Kwiatkowski, Gary Danelishen, Jeff Henderson, David Howden, Gennady Stolyarov, Matt McCaffrey, Marcin Zielinski
- Passed:David Snead, Marco Brun del Re, Jorg Merret, Jordan Carley, Norman Horn, Daniel Luna, Max Raskin, Anne Longman, Toban Wiebe, Ed Perry, Christopher Oppermann, Kelsey Winther, Sebastian Quick, Matt Mortellaro, Brandon Harnish, Graham Neary
- Douglas French Prize for Most Learned ($2,500): David Howden
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Second Place ($1000): Gary Danelishen
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Third Place ($500): Gennady Stolyarov
Mises University 2007 overall results
- 51 candidates; 20 admitted to the oral exam after written test
- Honors: Daniel D'Amico, Benjamin Darrington, Helene Haabegaard, Jack Parker
- Passed: Eduard Braun, Marco Brun del Re, Dmitry Chernikov, Nick Curott, Benjamin Eberlei, Martin Fronek, Karl Gregory, Daniel Halvarsson, Juliusz Jablecki, Robert Orndofff, Robert Rahn, Max Raskin, Nathan Shore, Alex Weller
- Douglas French Prize for Most Learned ($2,500): Benjamin Darrington
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Second Place ($1000): Helene Haabegaard
- George and Joele Eddy Prize, Third Place ($500): Jack Parker
Mises University 2006 overall results
- 53 candidates; 23 admitted to the oral exam after written test
- Honors: Aaron Singleton, Philipp Bagus, Philip Ruijs, Carl Jacobsson, Jack Parker, David Heinrich, Mateusz Machaj
- Passed: Daniel Carreiro, Tomasz Maslanka, Anthony Gregory, Elliot Olson, Matt Simpson, Manny Glover, Manuel Abalo, Amadeus Gabriel, Eric Phillips, Marcin Zielinski
- Douglas French Prize for most learned ($2,500): Mateusz Machaj
Mises University 2005 overall results (out of 34) H-4, P-15
- Honors: Pavel Chalupnicek, Devin Gould, Juliusz Jablecki, Randall McElroy
- Passed: Jan Krepelka, Geoffrey Plauche, Mike Dougherty, Allan Medwick, Marissa Slany, William Mullen, Ron Brown, Lukasz Szostak, Daniel Halvarsson, Christopher Byrnes, Art Moy, Francis Dumouchel, Rafael Raciborski, David Heinrich, David van der Goes
Mises University 2004, Session Two overall results (out of 28): H-5, P-10
- Honors: Lisa Casanova, Matt Machaj, Jacob Lyles, Peter van Maanen, Barret Snipes
- Passed: Remigijus Simasius, Daniel D'Amico, Anthony Batty, David Skarbek, Bretigne Shaffer, Cameron Carswell, Miloslav Zajicek, Matt Bower, Jeffrey Zhang, Pawel Skrzynecki
Mises University 2004, Session One overall results (out of 16): H-1, P-6
- Honors: Adam Martin
- Passed: David Heinrich, Rafal Raciborski, Simon Bilo, Ale Hartmann, Aaron Gunn, Harry David
Mises University 2003 overall results (out of 23): H-2, P-7
- Honors: Juan Fernando Carpio, Lucas Engelhardt
- Passed: Juan Fernando Aldana, Peter Anderson, Josh Bachmann, Nicholas Curott, James William Kimball, Andrew Neumann, Braden Robinson
Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2003 overall results (out of 6): H-2, P-2
- Honors: Jan Havel, Peter van Maanen
- Passed: Brad Barlow, Stephen Carson
Mises University 2002 overall results (out of 34): H-5, P-15
- Honors: Michael Boyle, Philipp Bagus, Andrew Kashdan, Dag Rowe, Noah Tyler
- Passed: Bibiana Gomez, Art Carden, Jack Estill, Scott Rosen, Jim Massey, Ben Kelly, Justin Newton, Carl-Magnus Ewerhard, Scott Bushee, Jeremy Livingston, Radek Nemecek, Brad Barlow, Marcus Epstein, Arthur Foulkes, Matus Petrik
Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2002 overall results (out of 9): H-3, P-3
- Honors: Philipp Bagus, Oskaari Juurikkala, Matus Petrik
- Passed: Art Carden, Gustavo Souza, Tibor Silber
Human Action Seminar 2002 overall results (out of 6): H-1, P-3
- Honors: Gustavo Matta y Trejo
- Passed: Jan Havel, Oskaari Juurikkala, Luis Lopez
History of Liberty 2002 overall results (out of 6): P-2, H-2
- Honors: Brad Barlow, Jason Jewell
- Passed: Ed Zeman, Howard Schmidt
Austrian Economics Research Conference Named Lectures
Awards by the Mises Institute