ASSC Schedule 2013


Friday, February 15, 2013

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.

     "Legal and Economic Conflicts in Financial Transactions"    

Dr. David Howden
Asst. Professor of Economics
St. Louis University, Madrid

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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

8:30-10:00 Sessions

▪ The Financial Crisis of 2007-2008. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
GLBA and Financial Regulation: The Forgotten Cause of the Financial Crisis,"
Nicholas Freiling (Grove City College)
Austerity: The Answer to Europe's Crisis,"
                            Evan Gruver (Grove City College)
                  "Return of the Bank Run: How the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 Was a
                   Next-Generation Bank Run
                            Sam Williams (Grove City College)

        Markets and Institutions. Chariman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
"Market Power and Duopoly Despite Regulation: An Analysis of the Market
                  Structure and Economic Conditions of the National Mobile Wireless
                  Telecommunications Market
                            Claire Vetter (Grove City College)
                 "Costa Nostra, Instutions, and Entrepreneurship,"
                            Rosolino Candela (Suffolk University)
                 "Bureaucracy and Innovation: How Hierarchical Firm Structures Stifle Innovation
                  and Spontaneous Processes
                            William Krut (Grove City College)

10:15-11:45 Sessions

▪ Religion and Economics. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
"St. Thomas Aquinas: Economics of the Just Society,”
                            Michael Hagan (Grove City College)
                "Religion and Economics: A Direct Investigation of an Indirect Relationship,”
                            Jesse Ingram (Grove City College)
"Austrian Economics and Distributism: Comparison in Light of Catholic
                 Social Teaching
                            Nicole Wizorek (Grove City College)

        Depressions in History. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
                "Austrian Business Cycle Theory: An Application to New Zealand's Recent
                 Boom and Bust
                            Roy Davidson
(University of Waikato)
                "The Panic of 1873: A Free Market Perspective,”
                            Matt Faherty (University of Chicago)

                "An Investigation into Great Britain's Commercial Crises of 1857 and the
                Preceding Business Cycle
                            John Henry Gendron (Providence College)

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

1:45-3:15 Sessions

         Challenges to Austrian Business Cycle Theory. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
"Rational Expectations and the Business Cycle,"
                            Caleb Fuller (Grove City College)
                  "Results of Inflation not Proportional to Its Extent,"
                            Leonid Shapiro (Ohio State University)
                  "Business Cycles, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Calculation,"
                            Andrew Deckert (Grove City College)

  ▪ Property: Public and Private. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
"Aristotle's Just Theory on the Exclusive Right to Property,"
                            Davis Bourne (Millsaps College)

                  "Entrepreneurial Resource Allocation and Internet-Based Consumer Reviews,"
                            Ryan Budny (Grove City College)

"Public Education: Who Is It For?"
                            Jordan Reel (Loyola University, New Orleans)

3:30-5:00 Sessions

    Money and Capital. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 114.
"What Really Drives Sweden's Economic Success: A Policy Analysis Paper of
                     Sweden During the 1930s Crisis and the 1990s Crisis
                            Luke Cutler (Grove City College)
                    "Causal Factors in the Crisis of Confidence in Hyperinflation,"
                           Matt Keith (Grove City College)
                    "Microloans and Austrian Capital Theory,"
                            Alex Martin (Grove City College)

     ▪ Philosophy and Economics. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 116.
                    "Intuition, Science, and the Action Axiom,"
                            Bryce Laliberte (University of Minnesota)
                    "Implications of Causal-Realist Preference Theory on Expected Utility Theory,"
                            Paul Sangrey (Grove City College)
                    "Argumentation Ethics Applied to Abortion,"
                            Justin T.P. Quinn (Rowan University)

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.
“Austrian Economics and Entrepreneurship Research”                                

   Dr. Peter Klein
                                                                                                                  Professor of Economics
                                                                                                                     University of Missouri