ASSC Schedule



Friday, November 3, 2006


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


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


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


    “The Living Wage: What's the Problem?”               Dr. Thomas Woods

                                                                                 Senior Fellow in History – Ludwig von Mises Institute



Saturday, November 4, 2006


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


10:15-11:45 Sessions


     ▪ The Many Facets of Entrepreneurship - Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

            • "Entrepreneurship: An Innovative Promoter of Economic Progress,"

                Michael York (Grove City College)

            • "The Economics of Natural Disaster: The Role of the Entrepreneur,"

                Tyler Watts (George Mason University)

• "Christian Entrepreneurship: A Unique Approach," Abigail Johnson

    (Grove City College)


     ▪ The State Against Society - Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • "The Rule of Law Versus the Failure of Foreign Aid in Africa," Nicholas Curott

                (San Jose State University)

            • "Consumer Sovereignty and Government Enterprise," Sam Magee (Grove City College)

• "Crowding out Emergent Institutions in the Wake of Katrina," Noah Tyler

    (George Mason University)


12:00-1:30 Lunch. SU Great Room.


1:45-3:15 Sessions


     ▪ Economics and Law - Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

• "Incarceration for Private Rather than Public Interest: An Economic

    History of Prisons in Classical Athens," Daniel D’Amico (George Mason University)

• "Praxeology and Jurisprudence," Tim Witt (Grove City College) 

• "Technology and the Shape of the Music Industry," Nicholas Snow

    (San Jose State University)


     ▪ Money and Capital - Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • "A Basic Inquiry into the Nature and Effects of Monetary Economics,"

               Alexander Villacampa (University of Florida)

• "Real World Options to Fractional Reserve Banking," Sean O'Brien

   (Grove City College)

• "Vintage Capital, Putty-Clay Technologies, and Austrian Capital Theory,"

    Lucas Engelhardt (Ohio State University)


3:30-5:00 Sessions


     ▪ The History of Austrian Thought - Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

            • "Eugen von Bφhm-Bawerk and Exploitation Theory," Leah McLaughlin

    (Grove City College)

• "The Hope of Austrian Economics," Scott Dennis (Grove City College)

• "Does Man Have a Right to Education," David Gernhard (Grove City College)


     ▪ The Market at Work - Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            •"Free Trade Zones in the Caribbean: The Effects on Product Quality and Differentiation,"

               Andrew Neumann (West Virginia University)

• "Southern Agriculture Before 1860: Problems in Government Intervention,"

   Anna Levenstein (Grove City College)

• "Wage Rate Disparity in the Antebellum South: The Market's Response to Industrialization,"

   Courtney Winther (Grove City College)


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


6:30-6:45 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.


    “The Private Law Society”             Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe

                                 Professor of Economics – University of Nevada, Las Vegas                                                      

                                 Distinguished Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute