Grove City College hosts Austrian economics conference

Grove City College will host the 12th annual Austrian Student Scholars Conference on Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Hall of Arts and Letters on campus.

Open to undergraduates and graduate students in any academic discipline, the conference will bring together students from colleges and universities across the country and around the world 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, a champion of the school who taught economics at Grove City College for more than three decades.

“Starting in 1956, Hans Sennholz made Grove City College the leading undergraduate institution in the world for the study of Austrian economics. It's a blessing for us to have the opportunity to continue that tradition,” Dr. Jeffrey Herbener, chairman of the College’s Department of Economics, said.

Accepted papers will be presented in a regular conference format to an audience of students and faculty. Cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 will be awarded for the top three papers, respectively, as judged by a select panel of Grove City College faculty.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Dr. Mark Brandly, professor of economics at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich., and Dr. Matthew McCaffrey, lecturer in enterprise at The University of Manchester, England.

For more information and a complete conference schedule: www.gcc.edu/assc.

Grove City College hosts Austrian economics conference

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