ASSC Schedule



Friday, November 5, 2004


2:00-5:00 Registration. HAL Atrium.


5:30-6:30 Dinner. MAP South.


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


    “Why Study Economics, and How?” Dr. Guido Hülsmann

    Professor of Economics – University of Angers

    Senior Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute



Saturday, November 6, 2004


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


8:30-10:00 Sessions


    ▪ Topics in Macroeconomics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

“Views of Capital” Lucas Englehardt (Grove City College)

“Keynes and Say’s Law of Markets: Analysis and Implications for Austrian

    Economics” Adam Martin (University of Dallas)

• “Economic Progress under the Articles of Confederation,” Adam Milasincic

    (Grove City College)

“Understanding the Yugoslav ‘Bust’; An Austrian Analysis of Global

    Economic Intervention in Yugoslavia,” Ale Hartman (Washington



    ▪ De-Socializing Society. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “Transition or Survival: The Cuban Reforms of the 1990s,” Matthew Bugher

    (International Justice Mission)

“Hormones Rage in EU Consumers Over US Hormone Treated Beef,” Leah

    Spryn (Grove City College)

• “The Dilemma of the American Welfare State,” Sarah Gruen (Grove City



10:15-11:45 Sessions


    ▪ The Examined Life. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

            • “The Education of Slavish Men,” Emily Bolek (Grove City College)

            • “The Persistence of Bad Ideas: A Strategy for Persuasion,” K.M. Swinkles

    (University of Amsterdam)

• “Kant’s Categorical Imperative,” Kenneth Rice (Thomas Aquinas College)


    ▪ Topics in Microeconomics. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “Uncertainty, Risk, and Insurance,” Melinda Diehl (Grove City College)

            • “A Theory of Imputation: A Context of Value Spreads Between Means and

    Ends,” Simon Bilo (University of Prague)

“Examining the Arguments for Conscription,” Braden Robinson (Grove City



12:00-1:30 Lunch. MAP South.


1:45-3:15 Sessions


    ▪ Libertarian Law. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

“A Legal and Economic Analysis of Graffiti,” Daniel D’Amico (George Mason


“Defense—A New Look at Private Property,” Joshua Gish (Penn State


“The Price of Private Law: A Critical Analysis of Murray Rothbard’s Model for

    Common Law Juridical Systems in the Free Society,” Jonathan Bond

    (University College of London)

• “Anarchy in Medieval Ireland,” Isaiah Houston (Penn State University)


    ▪ International Trade and Aid. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “Foreign Aid: Church Responsibility and Government Jurisdiction,” Lauren

    Gallo (Grove City College)

“Can Fair Trade Do What Protectionism Cannot? An Investigation of Fair Trade

    Mechanics and Effects,” Ryan Orsinger (Trinity University)

• “Mainstreaming Christian Social Values in Modern Economic Thinking: The

    Case for Globalisation,” Peggy Griffin (University of Sussex)


3:30-5:00 Sessions


    ▪ Reforming the Regulatory State. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

            • “Insider Trading and the Case for Abolishing the SEC,” Thomas Whiston

    (George Mason University)

“Fabrication of a Predator: The Sherman Act,” Erich Mattei (University of


• “Strategies for Social Change: Three Cases,” Ben Kilpatrick (University of

    New Orleans)


    ▪ Insights of Great Austrian Intellectuals. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, and Wieser on Value Theory,” Lauren Besselman

    (Grove City College)

“The Gold Standard in Academic Literature—A Survey,” James Kimball

    (George Mason University)

“Mises’s Contribution to Monetary Theory,” Shannon Pietrangelo (Hillsdale


• “Murray Rothbard on Senator Joseph P. McCarthy,” Marcus Epstein (The

    College of William and Mary)


5:30-6:30 Dinner. MAP South.


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


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


    “Three Decades of Progress in Austrian Economics: From South Royalton to

      Grove City”   Dr. Joseph Salerno

   Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Graduate Finance and

   Economics Program – Pace University

   Senior Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute