February 26 - 27, 2016
ASSC ~ History ~ Location ~ Schedule ~ Economics Department

Grove City College will host the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, February 26-27, 2016. 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. Mark Brandly and Matthew McCaffrey.

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. 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 15th. To be eligible for the cash prizes, finished papers should be submitted to the director by February 1st.

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 Since 1978, the 20,000 page Mises Archive at GCC has already been the source of four books of his previously unpublished manuscripts.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 2016 Schedule available soon.

Friday, February 26, 2016

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.

            Dr. Matthew McCaffrey, professor of enterprise – University of Manchester

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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. Mark Brandly, professor of economics– Ferris State University

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~ History ~ Location ~ Schedule


                                                    2015 Conference 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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