Mises University Accommodations, Airport & Required Reading
Listed below is information on accommodations, shuttle between airports and Auburn, and links to the readings that all students must complete before attending Mises University.
All materials are available on Mises.org free of charge, and most readings are available in multiple formats (e.g., PDF, ePub, HTML, audio).
Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard
The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics by David Gordon
Praxeology and Understanding by George A. Selgin
Profit and Loss by Ludwig von Mises
I, Pencil by Leonard Read
What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard, pp. 1-87
From The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays, edited by Richard M. Ebeling:
- "Introduction: The Austrian Theory in Perspective" by Roger W. Garrison, pp. 7-35
- "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure" by Murray N. Rothbard, pp. 65-91
- "Can We Still Avoid Inflation?" Friedrich A. Hayek, pp. 93-120
From Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt:
- "The Lesson," pp. 3-7
- "The Broken Window," pp. 11-16
From Economic Freedom and Interventionism by Ludwig von Mises
From An Introduction to Austrian Economics by Thomas C. Taylor:
From Planning for Freedom by Ludwig von Mises:
"The Meaning of Competition" by F. A. Hayek
Mündliche Prüfung is an optional exam for students who would like to have their knowledge tested at the end of the conference. The exam is open only to students. Preliminary written testing on Thursday determines who is qualified to take the final exam on Saturday. Questions consist of general knowledge learned from required readings and plenary lectures. Results of the preliminary testing will be posted on the bulletin board in the outdoor dining area by Friday morning. If you pass the preliminary exam, you will then email a list of classes you attended or will attend this week (not including plenary sessions) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, a faculty jury will engage each of the preliminary passing examinees in a 10-minute question-and-answer session based on the readings and lectures each has attended. At graduation, those who pass the oral exams will receive a graded certificate. Each faculty panel will select two students as the leading candidates from its examinations. These six finalists will then undergo a deeper examination by the entire faculty. The third and second highest scorers will receive the Kenneth Garschina Prize of $1,500 and $750 respectively. The student who emerges from the oral examinations (the Mündliche Prüfung) with the best record, as chosen by the examining committee, will be awarded the Douglas E. French Scholarship Prize of $2,500.
Accommodations, Airport Shuttle, Meals, Attire, Directions, and More
Students Scholarships: Student scholarships include all sessions, refreshment breaks, social hours, and meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, July 24 and ending with dinner on Saturday, July 30, and accommodations at Auburn University Hotel with arrival Sunday July 24 and departure Sunday July 31.
Conference Registration: Registration will be at the Mises Institute, 518 W Magnolia Avenue in Auburn on Sunday, July 24 anytime between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. central time. Registration is a very quick process of picking up your name tag. The Massey and Ward Libraries of the Mises Institute will be open for research and browsing at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. The Institute is within walking distance of the hotel, less than a mile. The conference closes with dinner and an awards ceremony late afternoon on Saturday, July 30. Most people will depart the hotel Sunday, July 31. If you are a finalist in the optional Mises U exam, you must be present at the closing dinner to accept your award. (See Awards section.)
Attire: Sunday and Saturday are casual attire (no tank tops, short-shorts, etc. Jeans, walking shorts, and nice t-shirts are fine). Monday-Friday is business casual. The weather will be very hot and humid, but we highly recommend you bring a light jacket as the air conditioning in the classrooms can be very cool. For the group photo on Tuesday, please wear a collared shirt if possible—like a golf shirt or similar, with no large logos on it. Be sure to bring an umbrella or rain jacket!
Parking and Directions: Driving directions to the Mises Institute are here. Auburn University Hotel is located at 241 S College Street in Auburn. Restaurants and general Auburn area info is here. The Tiger Transit bus line that may be useful is here. The parking lot of the hotel is under construction, but there is free parking across the street in the Auburn University parking deck. Parking is free at the Mises Institute, but limited. There will be printed schedules at the hotel when you arrive, with walking directions as well as shuttle times from the hotel to the Mises Institute.
Airport and Shuttles: Most people coming to Auburn fly into the Atlanta, Georgia airport. Students are responsible for making and paying for reservations between Auburn and the airport. Groome Transportation provides shuttle service only from Atlanta airport. Tiger Taxi Shuttles can be reserved from Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, or Columbus, Georgia airports to Auburn. Your drop off and pick up location will be Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, 241 S College Street. Atlanta airport is on eastern time, one hour ahead of Auburn, which is on central time. The trip from Atlanta to Auburn takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Mises Bookstore: Titles for sale at Mises.org/Store will be available for purchase during the conference. Faculty will be happy to autograph their books. Please ask the cashier about student discounts on certain titles.
Visiting Scholars Manual: Attendance at Mises University indicates your acceptance of the terms outlined in the Mises Institute Visiting Scholars Manual.
Dietary Restrictions: Please email our event coordinator Rachael Barefield (email@example.com), before July 6 to reserve vegetarian or gluten free meals (the only alternative dietary options).
Guests: Only scholarship students may attend Mises U sessions, meals, and social hours. Exceptions are pre-approved guests of Faculty to attend the final dinner Saturday night.
Other Info: You are welcome to receive mail at the Institute to your attention: Mises Institute, 518 W Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama 36832. The packages will be held for you at the Mises front desk. International calling cards can be purchased at the front desk of the Institute for long-distance calls on telephones at the Institute. There are a number of computers and printers at the Institute for your use in research and to check email. You are welcome to bring your laptop as there is complimentary wireless access throughout the building. International students should bring a converter for 110 V.
Questions: Please contact Felicia Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).