February 7 - 8, 2014
ASSC ~ History ~ Location ~ Schedule ~ Economics Department

Grove City College will host the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, February 7-8, 2014. Open to undergraduates and graduate students in any academic discipline, 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. Thomas Woods and Nikolay Gertchev.

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. Hotel accommodations will be provided to all students who travel to the ASSC to present their papers. Limited stipends are available for travel expenses. Students should submit their proposals to present a paper to the director of the conference (jmherbener@gcc.edu) by January 1. To be eligible for the cash prizes, finished papers should be submitted to the director by January 15.

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. At commencement in 1957, GCC awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Mises.  Five years after Mises died in 1973, his widow, Margit von Mises, was asked by their friend, Hans Sennholz, to make GCC permanent home to his papers. Since 1978, the 20,000 page Mises Archive at GCC has already been the source of four books of his previously unpublished manuscripts.

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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.

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Schedule  Full 2014 Schedule

Friday, February 7, 2014

4:00-5:00 Registration. HAL Atrium.

5:30-6:30 Dinner. SU Great Room.

7:00-8:00 Hans Sennholz Memorial Lecture.  Sticht Lecture Hall.

             Dr. Nikolay Gertchev, economist – European Commission

Saturday, February 8, 2014

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Pastries. HAL Atrium

9:00-10:30 Sessions. HAL Classrooms.

10:45-12:15 Sessions.  HAL Classrooms.

12:30-1:30 Lunch. SU Great Room.

2:00-3:30 Sessions.  HAL Classrooms.

3:45-5:15 Sessions.  HAL Classrooms.

5:30-6:30 Dinner. SU Great Room.

6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Richard E. Fox Paper Prizes. Sticht Lecture Hall.

7:00-8:00 Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.

Dr. Thomas Woods, senior fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute

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~ History ~ Location ~ Schedule


                                                       2014 Conference Schedule

       2013 Conference Schedule

                                                       2012 Conference Schedule
                                                              2010-2011 Conference Schedule
                                                              2009 Conference Schedule

        2008 Conference Schedule

        2007 Conference Schedule
               2006 Conference Schedule
               2005 Conference Schedule

       2004 Conference Schedule

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