ASSC Schedule



Friday, November 2, 2007


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.


    “Predicting Booms and Busts”               Dr. Mark Thornton

                                                                 Senior Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute



Saturday, November 3, 2007


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


8:30-10:00 Sessions


     ▪ Interventionism: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

            • “Education and the Free Market,” Jordan Benis (Grove City College)

            • “Legally Encouraging the Illegals: A Look at Minimum Wage Rates and Illegal

    Immigration,” Rebekah Newborn (Grove City College)

“The Pitfalls of Government Subsidies,” Tyler Phillips (Grove City College)


10:15-11:45 Sessions


     ▪ Philosophical Considerations: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

            • “The Foundations of Prosperity,” David Feister (Grove City College)

            • “An Ethical Justification of the Free Market,” Andrew Benson (Grove

    City College)

“Continuum in Economic: On the Significance of Realism of Assumptions in

    Economic Theory,” Juliusz Jablecki (Ludwig von Mises Institute, Poland)


     ▪ Comparative Economic Systems. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • “Agrarianism as an Economic System: A Study and Critique,” Anna Levenstein

                (Grove City College)

            • “Economics and Islam: Can Free Markets Work in the Muslim Context,”

    Abigail Johnson (Grove City College)

“Into the Dark Ages: Monetary Decline and the Fall of the Roman Empire,”

    Courtney Winther (Grove City College)


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


1:45-3:15 Sessions


     ▪ Private Law. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

“The Needle is Mightier than the Sword: Markets instead of Prohibition for

     Prison Tattoos,” Daniel D’Amico (George Mason University)

“Law of Rum-Runners: Self-Enforcement Mechanisms Given Weak Focal

    Points,” Nicholas Snow (San Jose State University)

• “The Colonial Origins of the American Stock Exchange: Spontaneous

    Emergence and Self-Enforcement,” Nicholas Curott (George Mason



     ▪ Institutions and Markets. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.

            • “Institutional Tension,” Diana Weinert (George Mason University)

“Central Planning in the Free Market: The Use of Economic Calculation and the

    Entrepreneur,” Stephen Albert (Grove City College)

“Uncertain Potentialities and Exchange as Evolution,” Michael Thomas (George

   Mason University)


3:30-5:00 Sessions


     ▪ Justice and Society. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.

            • “Removing the Beam: Social Democracy and Global Justice,” Adam Martin

    (George Mason University)

“The Growth of the Utopian Ideal: How It Stemmed from an Ideal to an

     Economic Reality,” David Hannibal (Grove City College)

“An Unchristian Dogma: Just War Theory and the Views of Tolbert Fanning,”

    Kyle Jackson (San Jose State University)


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

            • “Entrepreneurial Outlaw,” Michael York (Grove City College)

“Government Created Economies of Scale and Capital Specificity,” Benjamin

    Darrington (Yale University)

• “Public Goods and Pro Sports,” David Gernhard (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.


    “Hamilton’s Curse”             Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo

                       Professor of Economics – Loyola College in Maryland                                                        

                       Senior Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute