ASSC Schedule 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

5:00-5:30 Registration. HAL Atrium.

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

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

“What Can Probability Theory Teach                           Nikolas Gertchev

Us about Entrepreneurs and the Market                       Professor of Economics

For Financial Derivatives”                                            ICHEC, Brussels Management School

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

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

9:00-10:30 Sessions

     Money in Theory and Practice. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

            • “The Curious Case of the Shrinking Money: Demurrage-Based Currencies in Theory and Practice,”

                Kyle Marchini (Grove City College)

            “A Critique of Monetary Disequilibrium Theory,”

                Alec Schultz (Grove City College)

            • “Insider Trading: Revisiting Manne’s Lack of Harmed Party and Entrepreneurship Claims,” Kyle Kreider (Grove City College)

            • “An Austrian Analysis of the Four Common Approaches to Investing,”

                Taylor Seeh (Grove City College)

10:45-12:15 Sessions

     Economics and Politics of Healthcare. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • “How Regulation and Intervention Squeeze the Life Out of Entrepreneurs,”

                Anthony Soma (Rutgers University) 

            • “A Free Market in Healthcare,”

                George Lominadze (Ilia State University)

• “Single-Payer Healthcare in America: Prescriptions and Effects,”

Kyle Burko (Grove City College)

            • “Drug Policy: Why Legalization Should Prevail,”

                Daniel Hansen (Grove City College)

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

2:00-3:30 Sessions

     How to Keep the State at Bay. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

• “Slaying the White Horse: Public Choice Theory and Environmental Regulation,”

     Chesterton Cobb (Grove City College)

• “Pacific Rebels: California’s Monetary Secession During the Civil War,”

                Daniel Barbeau (California State University, Fullerton)           

• “A Biblical Critique of Rothbardian Anarcho-Capitalism,”

                Justin Klazinga (Grove City College)

     ▪ How the Market Works. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • “Zoning, Covenants, and Neighborhood Associations,”

                Nathan Durden (Grove City College)

• “Say’s Law: A Historical Analysis and Its Impact on Economics,”

    Evan Gruver (Grove City College)

• “Special Economic Zones: In Theory and Practice,”

    Daniel Amico (Grove City College)

3:45-5:15 Sessions

     ▪ Truth and Consequences of Policy. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • “Neighborhood Effects and the Government’s Role in Concentrated Poverty,”

                Sam Williams (Grove City College)

• “How Government Environmental Programs and Regulation Affect Agriculture,”

     Robert Clark (Grove City College)

            • “Decision Time for China: China’s Desperate Need for Policy Change,”

                Joseph Neff (Grove City College)

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

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

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

“Government: What Schoolhouse Rock Left Out”                           Dr. Tom Woods

                                                    Senior Fellow

                                                                       Ludwig von Mises Institute

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